You Can Do It.
We know quitting isn’t easy. Truth is, the average smoker attempts to quit smoking between 8 and 11 times before ultimately quitting for good. Many are left feeling like smoking is an addiction they cannot overcome.1 But with the right help, resources, and the support to keep you going, you will have the best chance to quit smoking for good.
Having a quit plan ready is key to quitting successfully. While the road to becoming tobacco-free is not always smooth, being prepared for the bumps along the way will help you stay on course, avoid triggers and overcome nicotine cravings.
And while quitting is hard, it is possible. In fact, there are far more former smokers than current smokers in Florida. Here are some quick quit tips to help you become one of them:
- Drink lots of water. Make sure your fridge is always stacked and that you take water with you when you’re on-the-go.
- Have gum or mints handy for when cravings kick in.
- Get your teeth cleaned and/or whitened.
- Avoid caffeinated beverages like coffee and soda, and avoid alcoholic drinks.
- Enjoy healthy snacks like carrots and celery, fruits, and sugar-free snacks.
- Keep your hands and mouth occupied with cinnamon sticks, toothpicks or straws.
- Wash or dry-clean your clothes and have your car cleaned inside and out to get rid of the smell of cigarettes.
- Have the carpet, draperies, bed sheets and other fabrics inside your home cleaned and deodorized to remove the lingering smell of cigarette smoke.
- For some time, try to stay away from places where there will be smoking: like bars, nightclubs and the outdoor areas of restaurants that allow smoking.
- Become physically active, whether it’s at a gym, with friends or on your own. Something as simple and easy as walking will help.
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