Quit Smoking Checklist For Today
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
Are you trying to put down the cigarettes once and for all? Everyone knows that smoking is not good for your health, but quitting one of the most addictive habits there is can be difficult for even he most strong-murdered people. If you have made the decision to go tobacco-free, however, you should know that millions of people have successfully quit, and you can too.
Use this quit smoking checklist as a guide:
· Tell everyone you are quitting so they can support your decision and understand if you sometimes seem a bit cranky.
· Talk to your doctor and get advice about a quit-smoking product and stock up on it. Then, start using it.
· Prepare lots of low-calorie and nutritious snacks that you can munch on; this will give your hands and mouth something to do between smoke. Carrot sticks and celery sticks are good options.
· Sign up for a stop-smoking class, clinic, or support group.
· Stay away from anything and anyone you associate with smoking. Your best friend at work and you usually share a smoke break at 10:00? Explain that you will take a break but no cigarettes can be involved. Have to light up with that glass of wine after work? Find a way to replace that temptation.
· Get rid of all your cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters, and any other smoking-related products.
· Hang out with people who do not smoke.
· Start a new hobby – preferably one that will keep your hands busy, such as painting, sewing, needlecrafts, or woodworking.
· Get some lollipops, gum, or hard candy and use them when you are sick of carrots and want a cigarette.
Stay away from liquor. Almost all smokers tend to smoke more when they drink, and drinking lowers your inhibitions.
· Drink a lot of water. Water helps with just about everything, including smoking cessation.
· Join a class or take up some other healthy activity that you could not do if you were constantly out of breath – aerobics, yoga, or maybe just walking or bicycling.