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Smoking - Quitting

Top Ten Tips for Successful Quitting:

  • Prepare to quit smoking.
  • Write down your reasons for stopping.
  • Keep them close at hand. Weigh up the pros and cons.
  • Make a date to stop smoking and stick to it.
  • Seek support from family and friends.
  • Change your routine and plan ahead.
  • Smoking is often linked to certain times and situations such as the first smoke in the morning, drinking coffee or alcohol.These are called your 'triggers'. Replace triggers with new activities that you don't associate with smoking. For example, if you always had a cigarette with a cup of coffee, switch to tea for a while.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Think positive.
  • You may find you experience withdrawal symptoms once you quit smoking. These are very positive signs that your body is recovering from the effects of tobacco. Coughing , irritability and sleep disturbance are some common symptoms. Don't worry, they are all perfectly normal and should disappear within a few weeks.



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