We all know that quitting is much easier said than done. The truth is, regardless of how long you’ve been using tobacco products, making the choice to quit now can greatly reduce risks to your oral and overall health.
We’re here to remind you that you can do it.
Set a Goal
The biggest part of a commitment is deciding what your final goal will be and when it will happen. If you want to give up smoking, you’ll start with smoking less and less (unless you go cold turkey!) How long will you give yourself? Put the date on your calendar and stick with it.
Giving up smoking is hard to do alone. Tell your friends and family so that they can support you along the way. It can help to befriend someone who has already done the same thing by themselves!
Find a Hobby
Distract yourself. Make plans to meet a friend for coffee, pick up a new hobby, or to chew sugar-free gum instead. You might even consider hitting the gym and trading one good habit for the one you’re throwing out!
Throw away all of your lighters and ashtrays. If a certain activity makes you want to smoke (such as driving), try to change the way you go about it. Put your favorite song on the radio to take your mind off of it. Try not to hang out in places where smoking is allowed.
You deserve a reward after all of the hard work you’ve put in. Once you’ve met your goal, no matter how small it is, it’s time to do something for yourself. If you’ve been setting aside the money that you usually spend on cigarettes then you ought to be able to enjoy something worthwhile!
We will support and encourage you to be strong, be bold and stick with it. Are you ready make the choice and give it a try?