top tips to quit

Tips to quit

  • List your reasons to quit and set a date for when you’ll do it
  • Quit with a friend
  • Tell people you’re quitting
  • Switch up your drinks- wine, fizzy drinks, tea and coffee compliment cigarettes, whereas juices and water make smoking less appealing
  • Download a stop smoking app to help your journey. The Smoke Free app can be found here
  • Keep your hands busy- download some new games to your phone for when the cravings hit, keep a trinket with you to fiddle with, try out a vape or inhalator
  • Find new ways to unwind and still give yourselves those breaks or moments of relaxation
  • Get rid of all lighters, ashtrays and smoking paraphernalia
  • Don’t give up if you relapse! The more quit attempts you make, the more likely you are to quit for good
  • If you are able to, give yourself rewards with the money you’ve saved
  • Talk to your doctor about Champix and other quitting methods.
  • Keep a cravings diary
  • Brush your teeth right after meals if you usually have an after dinner cigarette
  • Lollipops, carrot/celery sticks, mints, gum, pistachios- keep your mouth busy
  • Local quit groups

Useful links to services and resources-

To get free support and advice in Greater Manchester

For nationwide stop smoking support in the UK

Call the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline on 0300 123 1044

Call the free Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044