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How to create a smokefree environment

An essential step on the way to quitting: make your house and car smokefree.

When you quit smoking, it’s a good idea to freshen up your surrounds and remove any temptation to light up.

A lighter in a drawer, an ashtray on the coffee table or the smell of old smoke in your car can be enough to trigger a craving – especially if you haven’t smoked for a few days.

Here are some things to try:
  1. Remove ashtrays, lighters and cigarettes from your car, home and workplace.
  2. Get rid of that cigarette smell (and the chemicals in cigarette smoke that sit on clothes and furniture). Vacuum your car and house and wash all of your clothes. 
  3. If you live with a smoker, chat to them about keeping the house smokefree, or at least keeping their smoking to one place. 
  4. Politely ask your friends not to offer you cigarettes. 

If you need more tips, give the expert team at the Quitline a call. Or request a Quitline callback

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