STICK TO THE PLAN
Don’t forget that smoking cessation is a process that won’t happen
overnight. That’s why part three of the Commit to Quit campaign is
about sticking to the plan. Cessation gets easier with time but you
have to be flexible and make lifestyle changes as necessary. Stay
connected to your physician. Update them with progress you make
and challenges you encounter. Here are some tips for maintaining
one of the greatest decisions you’ll ever make.
Surround yourself with people who can help hold you
Stay busy and active to keep your mind occupied.
Identify a few go-to coping mechanisms to help you get
through strong urges to smoke, like going for a walk or
calling a friend.
Avoid places where you know people will be smoking.
Certain foods like sugar-free gum, fresh vegetables and
fruit can help control your cravings.
Cut down on alcohol and caffeine, which can trigger urges
Continue setting goals, and reward yourself when you
Adopt a lifestyle that incorporates