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4 steps to build a quit plan that works

Our simple online planner helps you build a plan that increases your chances of quitting for good.

Failing to plan is planning to fail. 

We all know the saying – but when it comes to quitting smoking, very few people heed this advice.

This is where Quit Victoria comes in. Our simple online planner helps you map out things you might not have considered, like how you’ll deal with cravings if (and when) your mates offer you a smoke, so you’re prepared and ready for success.

Here’s how the Build A Plan tool works:

·         Step 1: You’re asked to set your quit date. Finding a quit date that suits you is the best way to get the ball rolling. It also gives you time to prepare, physically and mentally.

·         Step 2: You’ll work out your reasons. In this step you’ll ask yourself why you’re quitting, and jot down some key reasons. You might think you know the answers, but having these to look back on can help you stay strong when times get tough.

·         Step 3: It’s time to determine why you smoke. Why do you pick up a cigarette? Is it stress? Or just pure habit? Do you smoke with friends? Or only when you’re drinking? It helps to know why and when you smoke so you can find strategies to match.

·         Step 4: Lastly, work out your method. Will you use nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches or gum? Will you chat to the Quitline, for advice and support to keep you on track? Using a combination of quitting methods increases your chances of staying quit for good.

Quitting is the best thing you can do for your health, but it can be difficult to go it alone.

Our Quitline counsellors are trained experts and can support you to get started and stay on track, no matter how many times you’ve tried to quit before.

Keen to find out more? Give the Quitline a call on 13 7848.

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