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When to try quitting again?

Have you returned to smoking and find yourself reflecting on when it would be great time to quit again? Do you find yourself often saying "now is not a good time" or "I'm really stressed out right now"? There's never a 'good' time to quit, but you can make it YOUR time to quit.

The best time to consider quitting again is when you feel like you’re ready.

Keep in mind, there’s never a perfect time to quit. 

Mark a time in your calendar (or set a reminder on your phone) to revisit the idea of quitting. We suggest making this reminder no more than a month or two away. 

Request a Quitline call for some time in the next few weeks. Quit Specialists know how difficult it is to quit. They know that relapse is a normal part of quitting. They’re trained to listen and allow you to talk through what happened. A Quit Specialist can help you to maximise your chances when you’re ready to quit next time. 

It’s natural to feel disappointed when you relapse. Quitting is a process. It’s like learning to drive a manual car. You’ll drive off eventually but it takes time and practice to learn how to do it smoothly and perform when the pressure is on. 

Give quitting another go soon to take advantage of what you learnt from your last quit attempt. 

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