Stop smoking tips

People who prepare a strategy before they set about actually giving up are always the most successful. So why not set yourself some goals………

Goal 1 – You have achieved this one! You are already thinking about giving up.

Goal 2 – Think about why you smoke

Goal 3 – Think about how you can stop – Prepare a plan and you will be much more likely to succeed.

Goal 4 – Set a quit date and stick to it.

Goal 5 – Stay stopped – change your attitude to smoking and your lifestyle forever.

The first few days

The first few days can be the hardest so try some our tips and hints………

Problem Solving

– Be honest with yourself – what’s the real issue
– Think about what you could be doing differently – then try it!
– Talk it through with someone you trust

Manage your time

– Sort out your daily goals and tasks
– Plan your time so that you can do the most important things first
– Make realistic plans for achieving your short and medium term goals

Put yourself first

– Do one thing everyday that’s ‘just for you’
– Say ‘No’ and don’t feel guilty about it
– Try to get plenty of sleep


– Take 10-15 minutes per day just for you
– Take long, slow, deep breaths
– Take quite time away from the family
– Do exercise – go swimming or walking or join a group
– Listen to music, read a book or do another of your hobbies

Keep motivated and happy

– Put the money you have saved in a jar and watch it grow
– Keep a diary or calendar and mark off each ‘Smoke free Day’
– Treat yourself – you deserve a reward!