Worried about quitting smoking?
Here are some common concerns we hear from people who are thinking about quitting.
“But I can’t go more than a few hours without a cigarette.”
“When I quit I feel worse than when I smoked”
“Quitting products are too expensive”
“It’s too late for me, the damage is done.”
“I tried to quit and I put on weight.”
“I don’t think I can quit. I’ve tried everything.”
“I’m craving a smoke right now, what can I do?”
See yourself as a non-smoker
As soon as you have had your last cigarette, call yourself a non-smoker. By doing this, you begin to think and feel like a non-smoker. It can influence not just how you see yourself, but also how other people see you.
If someone offers you a cigarette, say “No thanks, I don’t smoke.” This confirms to you and to those around you that you are a non-smoker.
Change your routines
If you have an emotional or habitual dependency on cigarettes, it’s important to change your routines. Do you always smoke when you drink beer or coffee? How about with certain friends? Do you use smoking as a way to relax?
Plan ways to change or break these habits to give yourself a better chance at quitting for good.
Quitting smoking is a huge achievement, so be sure to reward yourself along the way with the money you have been saving. Use our savings calculator to see how much extra cash you'll have in your back pocket.
There are many ways to combat withdrawal symptoms, so it's important to find what works for you.