When can you be sure that you are past the slipping point? It's important to be alert to the danger of slipping and relapsing.
As every quitter knows, one cigarette or even one puff could lure you back into your smoking habit. Although at 10 weeks you can be confident as a quitter, you don't want to feel like you're out of the woods just yet. If you slip as many smokers do, consider it a learning experience. Determine what threw you off your stride. How can you prevent a recurrence? If you were at a party and alcohol was involved, recognize that drinking makes it more likely that you'll slip. Don't beat yourself up. Your plan was working. It got you through 10 weeks and counting. It can get you the rest of the way. And if you do slip, remember it's one cigarette. Don't use it as an excuse to relapse.