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Help With Quitting

Preparing to quit

Below are a few tips to help you prepare for your quit day:

1. Make a list of all the reasons you want to quit.

For example, it might be for your health, appearance and the cost of smoking. Let these reasons keep you motivated, especially during more difficult times when you experience cravings.

2. Set a quit date.

Give some thought to where you will be and what you’ll be facing at the time. Select a day that will be relatively routine. Set yourself up for success!

3. Know how you will handle withdrawal, your urges to smoke and trigger situations.

Investigate quit methods and choose what you will use before your quit date. Figure out how you will handle cravings and temptations to smoke. Think ahead!

4. Think about removing tobacco slowly from your life prior to your quit date.

For example, stop smoking in your home or vehicle, delay your morning cigarette, avoid smoking in your favourite chair or room. Take charge!

For more tips and strategies to help you prepare for your quit date, contact a Quit Coach at the Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline by calling 1-877-513-5333 or visit Smokers’ Helpline Online.