Quit Tips

  1. Make a list of your reasons for quitting and read it whenever you feel the urge to smoke.
  2. Set a quit date and tell your family and friends you are going to quit.
  3. Plan your quitting strategy. Are you going to use a nicotine replacement product, go cold turkey, or taper off?
  4. Make specific plans in advance for what you'll do when the urge hits. For example, you can take a deep breath, get up and walk around, touch your toes, etc. Remember that the urge will pass in just a few minutes.
  5. Get some exercise every day. Exercise helps you feel better, curbs nicotine cravings and improves your spirit.
  6. Keep a supply of healthy, low fat snacks on hand. Food will taste better and your appetite will improve.
  7. Remove all cigarettes, ashtrays, matches and lighters from your home, workplace and car.
  8. Contact your local American Lung Association or call 1-800-LUNG-USA. We offer Freedom from Smoking® classes, self-help materials, and more.


  updated 2-18-01

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