Because the struggle is REAL.
Let’s not beat aroundthe bush. Quitting smoking is HARD. We 100% acknowledge that the struggle is real. But hopefully these tips can help you stay focused so you can live up to your ~true potential~. Or at least kick your tobacco addiction. Either way.
Make a plan, Stan. Pick a date to quit and make a list of reasons why smoking is the actual worst and life would be 1000x better without it.
Ditch it all. Remember how you burned that box of stuff that reminded you of your ex? Dump your cigarettes and related items like ashtrays, lighters and matches so you don’t see them and get all nostalgic for old times. Out of sight, out of mind.
Get your squad in on it. Tell fam and friends you’re quitting and ask for their support. They’ll be sure to make you stay on your s***.
Keep a picture of loved ones with a message taped to it. Maybe “One less cig is one less lecture from Mom”? Just an idea.
Get your fitness on. Hit the gym or the pavement when cravings strike. Burning cals will clear your mind, plus nobody ever hated rock hard abs, right?
Treat yo self! You deserve a little reward when you reach milestones. But you already knew that, didn’t you.
Keep healthy snacks, gum, mints and toothpicks around to keep your mouth busy when a craving strikes.
Avoid temptation. Ya know, like people or places that you associate with tobacco use.
Get cash money. Insured? (Thanks, Obamacare.) Check if your provider can help cover the cost of smoking-cessation meds.
DON’T GIVE UP. Most people have to try several times to kick the habit for good. Kinda like texting your ex. Stick with it.
If you’re ready to quit now, a) YAY and b) you can visit the Colorado QuitLine for some extra help.