How to Quit Smoking
Quitting is a process, not an event.
Can you actually learn how to quit smoking? The good news is yes. You can take techniques that have made quitting easier for many people and apply them to your daily life. If you've tried quitting before, you know that when you quit, it's not like turning off a light switch. In fact, it might take several attempts before you quit for good. But every time you try to quit you're learning more about what works for you. It helps to understand that your addiction to smoking involves both a physical craving for nicotine and a psychological craving for the comfort of holding a cigarette during certain activities. To learn how to quit smoking, you'll need to know how to manage these two kinds of cravings. This section is your introduction to both of them.
Nicorette® has family of stop smoking products to help you deal with your cravings. In addition, we have created this detailed guide for you on how to quit smoking that goes beyond managing your cravings. This guide is designed to help you through every step of your quit attempt. You'll find numerous tools and resources including an in-depth timeline that breaks down what quitters can expect over the course of their quit and the best way to manage the challenges that arise at the different stages of quitting. In addition, you'll find helpful tips and checklists, information on your smoking habits, managing weight, coping with stress and much more, including a Nicorette® Committed Quitters® plan that lets you build a quitting approach around your lifestyle and habits. So you can learn how to quit smoking for good*.
What you need to know about quitting smoking:
Smoking is really two addictions. Quitting smoking can be tough because smoking hooks you in two ways. It's a physical addiction to nicotine. But it's also a psychological addiction to the comfort of familiar smoking-related activities.
Your nicotine addiction is stronger than you think. Cigarettes are highly efficient nicotine delivery devices and can be as addictive as heroin or cocaine.
Your psychological smoking habits. When you associate smoking with certain times or people or activities it reinforces a psychological dependence on tobacco.