Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation is discontinuing the use of tobacco for at least 6 months. Tobacco contains nicotine which is addictive and often makes the process of quitting difficult.

WHY QUIT?

  • To prolong life
  • Improve health
  • Look better
  • Improve sense of smell and taste

METHODS

It is better to try quitting than do nothing. Remember that each time you resist, you are one step closer to being tobacco free.

  • Nicotine replacement therapy: short-acting nicotine therapy can help overcome cravings
  • Avoid triggers: identify trigger and have plans to avoid them
  • Delay: although urge may be intense, they usually pass in 5-10 minutes
  • Chew: chew on something crunchy and satisfying to keep mouth busy
  • Focus on benefits: write it down or say it out loud to remind you of what you are gaining
  • Physical activity: this can help you get distracted from cravings and reduce their intensity
  • Practice relaxation techniques: you probably used smoking to relieve stress so resisting maybe stressful so find alternative relaxation technique to relieve stress
  • Reinforcement: get family members or friends to support you or join a community support group

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