If you’re like most people who smoke, smoking is a huge part of your life. It’s common to feel nervous about giving it away. Here are some tips for building confidence.
How to build confidence:
- Practise quitting for a day to get a feel for what it’s like
- Give yourself time to prepare: set a quit date for a week away
- Find a quitting buddy or someone you can quit with
- Talk to your doctor about your options – quitting products like patches, mouth spray, gum, lozenge, inhaler or quitting medication might help ease the stress
- Call Quitline or request a callback – they can offer support and can talk to you about what to expect
5 reasons why you can quit:
- Just being here means you’re considering quitting smoking. It shows real strength of character to take this first step.
- You don’t have to do it alone – our Quitline counsellors can help you all the way along or you can build a plan online.
- You don’t have to rely on willpower. We recommend using Quitline with either a nicotine replacement therapy product or a quitting medication to help with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
- Other smokers have done it and so can you – while your quitting story will be unique, it’s likely others will have struggled with some of challenges you’ll face.
- Because you have a good reason. Whether for it’s financial, health or family reasons, this reason is unlikely to go away, so keep it in your mind whenever you need a motivation boost.
Give your self the best chance of quitting by using nicotine replacement therapy. Learn more here
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): frequently asked questions
There are many quitting options and methods out there. How do you decide what's best? Watch the video and read below to learn more about the different types of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): nicotine patches, gum, mouth spray, lozenges and inhalator. It’s also a good idea to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before starting NRT, so they can help you work out which types will suit you best.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): quick tips
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