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-

Call the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline on 0300 123 1044

Call the free Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044