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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.

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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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