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Becoming a non-smoker checklist

So you have stuck it out through the good, the bad and the downright ugly – congratulations!

You have likely started to enjoy the health and financial benefits of quitting – and maybe even surprised yourself with how much smoking was holding you back.


Here is one last test to make sure you have covered all bases. 

  • You know what your triggers are and how to avoid them.
  • You aren’t phased when you are out with mates who still smoke.
  • You know that a slip-up isn’t the end of the world! It doesn’t have to lead back into full-time smoking.
  • You’ve found new ways to manage stress.
  • You actually call yourself a non-smoker or an ex-smoker.
  • You’ve accepted that you might still get cravings out of the blue. They can still pop up when you are in a situation or place where you used to smoke – so watch out and be ready.
  • You have an emergency plan – to call a friend or walk around the block – just in case. 
  • You know Quitline is also there, just in case. Request a Quitline callback
  • You know what your warning signs are and will get help if they start to build up.
  • You appreciate your body recovering and all the benefits that come with it. 
  • You will reward yourself for what you have achieved. Use the money you’ve saved to spoil yourself with a holiday or some new clothes.
  • You’re officially a non-smoker now!
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