Slips & RelapseDon't give up, keep trying
What can you do differently?
Stop–smoking medicationsThese can really help to take the edge off – be sure you are using them correctly and are using enough.
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Plan for triggers and cravingsOld routines can trigger cravings. Change your daily routines and try to head off triggers.
Avoid alcoholCut back or avoid alcohol, at least until you become a confident nonsmoker. Why? Alcohol can make you more prone to go back to smoking.
Reasons to quitDon’t lose sight of why you wanted to quit in the first place and all the benefits that come with it.
Reward yourselfQuitting smoking is hard – remember to reward yourself. You deserve it!
Help to quitFree, confidential, evidence-based support to quit smoking, vaping, or tobacco for New Yorkers.
Don’t be so hard on yourself! The most important thing is to learn from your experience – get back on track, and keep trying.
Last updated 12/8/2021 8:47 AM