Why Give It Up
Over 100,00 people die each year in the United Kingdom from smoking-related disease. Every cigarette you smoke can shorten your life by an average of five and a half minutes. Babies of smokers are, on average, 200 grammes smaller than those of non smokers.
How To Give Up
You must want to give up rather than feel you should give up.
Set a date a week or so in the future when you intend to stop.
Tell all your friends, relations and work colleagues that you are giving up on that day and ask for their support and encouragement. If at all possible, find someone to give up with you, so that you both can support one another.
When the big day comes, plan it carefully with plenty to keep you occupied. Avoid situations where the desire to smoke will be strongest such as whilst driving or during coffee breaks.
Finally, carefully put the money you would have spent on cigarettes on one side, each day, to save up for some special treat as a reward.
Preventing A Relapse
Whenever you feel the need for a cigarette, go back to the procedure which helped you give up in the first place. Avoid complacency and remember that you are a NON-SMOKER.
Think how unpleasant smokers smell now that you have given up. Do you want to smell like them?