· Set a quit date in the next week.
· Stopping all at once or “cold turkey” works best.
· Identify your smoking triggers and plan some coping strategies. Be especially careful with alcohol, coffee and mealtimes.
· Nicotine patches may help if you are a heavier smoker.
· Reward yourself using the money you save from not smoking - $2,500 per year on average!
· See your doctor regularly for further advice and support.
· If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!