The first step when quitting smoking is to think through your reasons to quit.Once you have made up your mind to quit smoking, choose the best way to quit.
Some reasons people quit:
- Avoid health risks
- Breathe better
- Get healthy
- Be a role model
- Save money
- Regain control
- Pregnant, protect my new family
Choosing the best way to quit
You may have tried to quit on your own before and found it too hard.
Two types of support can increase your success in quitting:
- Guidance from a professional advisor or coach to help you manage habits and emotions linked to smoking
- Nicotine replacement products or quitting medications (both reduce cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms)
The Quitline and website can provide you with lots of advice and support to help you quit and stay quit.
Call Quitline on 137848 or visit www.quit.org.au