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29 January 2009

Be prepared to quit smoking

Want to quit? Giving up smoking is like going into battle: you need to be prepared and to have your tactics worked out beforehand to give yourself the best chance of success.

Want to quit? Giving up smoking is like going into battle: you need to be prepared and to have your tactics worked out beforehand to give yourself the best chance of success.

Take action:
Define your reasons for wanting to give up - write them down and keep that list to hand whenever you need reminding; form a clear picture of why and how much you smoke – recognising and understanding that your specific smoking patterns will help you formulate effective ways to change them; draw up a list of what you plan to do instead of reaching for a cigarette when the urge hits – these things could include taking up a new hobby to occupy your hands; ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice and your family and friends for support.

Our Stop Smoking Centre has more info.

 
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