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MAKE TODAY YOUR DAY
May 6, 2016
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Why wait for tomorrow when you can quit today!!! If you really want to quit smoking, just replace the word TOMORROW with TODAY and LATER with NOW.

Here is how you should plan your quitting.

  • MAKE TODAY YOUR DAY

    Set a date

    Pick a day and time in the near future that you expect to be relatively stress-free so you can prepare to quit smoking. Consider why you want to stop smoking and jot the reasons down. You can refer to them once you quit when you get a craving

  • MAKE TODAY YOUR DAY

    Identify your triggers

    You’ll be most tempted to smoke during the same times you do now. Knowing your habits and what situations may set off a craving will help you plan ahead for distractions. It’s expected that you’ll experience nicotine cravings as your body begins to go through withdrawal. The good news is that cravings aren’t endless. They generally last for five minutes and no longer than 10.

  • MAKE TODAY YOUR DAY

    Distract yourself

    Keep celery stalks, carrot sticks, nuts, or gum handy to give your mouth something to do when cravings occur and  talk to your doctor about cessation medications: If you’re not sure you can go cold turkey, don’t.

  • MAKE TODAY YOUR DAY

    Reward yourself

    With all the money you’ll save by not buying tobacco, you can buy new clothes, splurge on dinner, or start a new hobby.

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