Top Tips For Quitting

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#1 – set a quit date

Decide a date that you’ll commit to. Prepare for it like it is a big day! By putting a date on the day you’re quitting, you’re giving yourself the chance to build the confidence and skills you will need to stay smokefree. Make sure the day isn’t too far away though, this gives you a chance to change your mind!

 

#2 – Create a smokefree environment

Make the home completely SmokeFree. Remove all triggers from sight such as
ashtrays, lighters, cigarettes. Clean the house and remove the smell of smoke, maybe this could even be an opportunity to redecorate! Lastly, agree with all housemembers to commit to not smoking inside!

 

#3 – Alter your daily routine

Change up your day-to-day life! Chances are, your morning routine has been the same for years now. It could be as simple as moving where your kettle is in the kitchen, so that when you go to make your morning coffee (a trigger for your cigarette) you’ll be reminded that you’re quitting!

 

#4 – tell your friends & Family

Quitting smoking is easier when the people in your life support you. Let them know you are planning to quit and explain how they can help you! Give them your reasons for quitting, ask them to check-in with you, think of some smokefree activities you can do together or ask family members who smoke not to smoke near you.

 

#5 – Why are you quitting?

Decide a date that you’ll commit to. Prepare for it like it is a big day! By putting a date on the day you’re quitting, you’re giving yourself the chance to build the confidence and skills you will need to stay smokefree. Make sure the day isn’t too far away though, this gives you a chance to change your mind!

 

#5 – Why are you quitting?

Before you actually quit, it’s important to know why you’re doing it. Do you want to be healthier? Save money? Keep your family safe? If you’re not sure, ask yourself this. What do I dislike about smoking? What do I miss out on when I smoke? How will my life get better when I quit? How is smoking affecting me and those around me?

 

#6 – Money Money Money

Smoking does cost a lot, and for many this is a great motivator to quit. But what do you actually do with the money you save? Open a savings account and set up a direct debit for what you would actually spend. Someone who smokes 20-a-day could be spending £70 a week! Think about what else you could spend that money on.

 

#7 – Download our SMOKEFREE APP

Our SmokeFree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation.
A savings calculator so you can see how much money you’re saving and you
can earn badges to reward your progress. Tips to help you manage any cravings. It’s available on the app & google play store by searching ‘NHS Smokefree’.

 

#8 – Regular exercise

It’s been shown that exercise is a great way to manage your cravings. Better yet
your health will benefit as well. If you quit smoking with One You Surrey, you’ll get unlimited access to our online gym called ‘The Other Room Gym’. Meaning you can get fit without having to leave the home – all free of charge!

 

#9 – find a way to deal with cravings

During withdrawal, your body is going to want nicotine. You may be tempted t
smoke to relieve these feelings. Just remember that they are temporary, no matter how powerful. One of the best ways to deal with cravings is with stop smoking medication like Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Varenicline (Champix).

 

#10 – get specialist support

As a service we are here to help. We are the experts in helping you successfully
quit. We provide free stop smoking support for all Surrey residents and our service is backed by the latest behaviour change research. In fact, you’re 3 times as likely to quit with our help.

Click the ‘Get Started’ button below or call us on 01737 652168 and would be happy to provide friendly, non-judgemental support.