Quitting Tips and Support
Top Tips for Quitting
1. Be positive!
You can do it! Look at things from a different angle. You’re not giving something up- you are choosing no longer do it anymore.”
2. Change your routine.
If the first thing you do in the morning is switch the kettle and light up your cigarette, why not change your routine and drink instead of tea/coffee? Eat your breakfast first, get washed, get dressed and do exercises.
3. Drink Plenty
Sip plenty of water or fruit juice throughout the day. Orange juice is a good thing to drink as Vitamin C levels are more depleted as a smoker.
4. Avoid smoking environment, removing the temptation.
5. Make use of support from friends and family.
Think about sharing with your friends, family, parents or carers that have quit, or will be quitting and ask those who do still smoke not to smoke by you or even offer you a cigarette.
6. If your friends smoke, get them to stop with you. This way you can support each other.
7. Remind yourself why you are quitting.
There is a discussion page for people who have quit smoking or trying to quit. On this page there is a reward board were the people get rewarded for quitting for so many days. https://healthunlocked.com/quitsupport/posts
8. Think about the health benefits of quitting
Within 20 minutes of stopping your blood pressure and pulse rate will return to normal. Circulation improves in hands and feet, making them warmer.
48 hours after stopping your body is becoming free of nicotine and your sense of taste and smell is improving.
9. Think about how financially better off you will be.
Based on 20 cigarettes a day costing £8.00, you could save:
£8 a day
£56 a week
£224 a month
£2,688 a year
10. Take each day at a time; don’t think about fear of relapse!
About our Stop Smoking community page
Quit Support is our interactive online stop smoking community. Quit Support offers those who need it a full range of hints, tips and advice on stopping smoking or reducing their nicotine intake. Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation have been providing stop smoking support since 1994. Offering online, telephone and community based support.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation have been providing stop smoking support since 1994. Offering online, telephone and community based support.
Quit Support is our online stop smoking community offering help and support to those who would like to stop smoking, cut down smoking or stay stopped.
Our team of trained stop smoking advisors (many of who quit with us before joining our staff) use tailored support packages to make the quitting process as convenient and bespoke as possible. Whilst offering those who need it a full range of hints, tips and advice throughout their stop smoking journey at a pace to suit, members are also able to chat with others who may be feeling the same.Smoking causes a number of ill health effects such as lung disease - including lung cancer and COPD, other cancers and heart disease.
We will aim to answer all your queries within 24 hours.
Good luck quitting.