Now is the Perfect Time to Break Your Tobacco Addiction
Quit Now Indiana encourages you to make a quit attempt. Thousands of Hoosiers, who are ready are quitting their tobacco addiction. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is helping people live tobacco free.
To quit successfully, it is important to do it properly. You've taken a big step toward a healthier lifestyle. Now, prepare to quit for life. Consider these tips to help you in the quitting process:
Call 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1.800.784.8669)
Talk with a trained Quit Coach.® The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is free and available to help you create a plan. If you are not sure you’re ready Click here.
Be honest and set an attainable goal. Quitting tobacco is a process and journey.
Talk to Your Doctor or Pharmacist About Quit Options
It is difficult to quit smoking on your own. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about support options.
Set a Quit Date
Pick a date within the next two weeks; give you enough time to properly prepare to quit smoking.
OUTLINE YOUR PLAN
This is your road map to victory. Decide how you will deal with the temptation to cheat or stop. Get help if needed and stay positive.
Drink More water
Water will help you stay hydrated and cleanse inside the body, while maximizing your calorie burn.
Eating right replaces essential nutrients that are often deficient in a smoker.
Physical exercise will help you detox from the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, and help reduce the urge to light up.
Tell Family, Friends and Employer You Plan to Quit
Tell family and friends, who will support you, your plan. Quitting smoking is easier when the people in your life support you. Let them know you are planning to quit and explain how they can help you quit. Also, have self-talks to remember your reason for quitting.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated.
Celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that doesn't contradict your resolution.
Anticipate and Plan for Challenges While Quitting
Quitting smoking is hardest during the first few weeks. You will deal with uncomfortable feelings, temptations to smoke, withdrawal symptoms, and cigarette cravings. Anticipate these challenges and have a plan to overcome.
Remove Cigarettes and Other Tobacco From Your Home, Car, and Work
You will be tempted to smoke during your quit attempt. Stay strong; you can do it. Removing things that remind you of smoking will get you ready to quit.
STICK TO IT AND KEEP TRYING
Experts say it takes about 21 days to develop a new habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. The average quit attempts to success are six. If you stumble, don't panic, simply start over. Recommit yourself for 24 hours.
Make the Commitment
You must be committed to live tobacco-free. Start now. Congratulations on making the decision to quit.
Your professional Quit Coach® will help you quit at your own pace.
No lectures. No pressure. Call 1.800.Quit.Now (1.800.784.8669).