Five tips to quit on No Smoking Day 13 March

March 7, 2019

  • Choose a day to quit and prepare. Make sure you don't have any cigarettes, lighters or matches with you. Avoid places where people around you might be smoking.

  • Download the free Smokefree app for mobile support wherever you are and get expert advice.

  • Remember why you're quitting – your health, your family and your finances.

  • There are lots of effective treatments to help you stop smoking. But if you need some distraction -

    • Call a friend or relative to get some support

    • Go for a brisk walk - this will help clear your head and lungs

    • Stay busy - download the Smokefree app for ideas

    • Drink a glass of water or juice to keep you occupied for those crucial few minutes’ when you are tempted

    • Move around - just going into another room can help, or step outside and get some fresh air.

  • Keep busy and if you find a certain time of day is hard, try a new routine.

For more hints and tips, visit the NHS Smokefree  Facebook page.

 

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