Tips to ditch the cigs for good

5 tips to stop smoking and start living a healthier life.

Mark Twain said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.” Perhaps you feel the same way. One of the keys to succeed is to prepare. Use these five tips to get started.

  1. Set a quit date. Take out the calendar and choose a quit date. Make it official and write a quit date contract. Sign it and include the signature of a supportive friend or family member as a witness.

  2. Be ready when cravings hit. Make a list of things to do for those times when cravings are strong. Try things like playing with your children or pets, taking a walk or chewing gum instead of smoking. Keep the list handy so you can take it out when the cravings creep up on you.

  3. Get rid of smoking reminders. Throw out the cigarettes, lighters, matches and ashtrays.

  4. Track your saved cash. Stash away all the money you’re saving by not smoking or track your savings using a quit smokinjg app. Reward yourself with something special for your efforts.

  5. Think of the instant benefits. You don’t have to wait to enjoy the health benefits from quitting cigarettes. Your body starts to change as soon as you stop. For instance, within 12 hours, the level of carbon monoxide in your blood returns to normal.

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