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Updated 05 June 2015

How to cut down on your smoking

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If you're still smoking or know someone who does and is desperate to give up, cutting down on the number of cigarettes they smoke a day could help them. 

Here's how:

- Analyse your habits, e.g. eating, drinking alcohol, spending time in smoky environments or with other smokers – work on changing any behaviours that are conducive to smoking.

- Decide in advance how many cigarettes you'll smoke the following day, and remove the rest from the pack.

- Put off lighting your first cigarette of the day a little later each day.

- Don’t smoke cigarettes down to the butt – smoke them only half or three-quarters.

- Finish one pack before you buy another.

- Don’t buy cigarettes in bulk.

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