Choosing the right day
Take time to plan
Once you've decided you want to stop smoking, it's important to
make sure you choose the right way to go about it. You're
less likely to start smoking again if you plan in advance when
you're giving up.
Name the day
When will you choose? New Year's Day resolution? Your
birthday? Some people find it easier to quit smoking when they're
away from their normal routine on holiday. But maybe you'd
prefer a fresh start after a break? Remember, it's your day,
just try to find a time when there are few other stresses going on.
Some people prefer to tell friends
and family the day they plan to quit for that additional
understanding and support, you may prefer to keep the date a
secret. But just think through what will help you the most. If
you're undecided, why not chat it through
with one of our advisers? They've helped thousands of people stop
smoking, they can help you too.
No-one knows you better than yourself. So you'll know best
about when you should decide to quit. Make sure you're
realistic about what will test your willpower the most. Have a look
at the Quit Calender too, it'll
give you an idea of what to expect each day as the nicotine leaves
your body and you become an ex-smoker.