Quitting tobacco is a process. For many, it takes several attempts to quit smoking for good. If you slip or relapse, don’t get discouraged. We’re here with you to get you back to a smokefree life!
|A slip is when, no matter how hard you try not to, you have one or two cigarettes.||A relapse is when you fall back to the point of being a regular smoker.|
Most slips or relapses occur within the first three months after quitting, but they can happen any time. So be on guard.
|1||Was there an unexpected or stressful event that you weren’t prepared to deal with?|
|2||Did you have a strategy in place that didn’t work?|
|3||Are cravings stronger at certain times of the day or in certain environments?|
|4||What hurdles, temptations or influences are preventing you from quitting for good?|
|5||Did you use the free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or other services of Tobacco Free Florida?|
Create a Quit Plan
Building a quit plan and using proven-effective resources, like Tobacco Free Florida, can significantly increase your chances of quitting smoking once and for all.
Set a Quit Date
Tobacco Free Florida encourages smokers who are ready to quit to set a quit date in the near future. This will help keep you prepared, focused, and motivated.
Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) helps reduce withdrawal symptoms and cigarette cravings, doubling your chances of quitting for good. Using them together with counseling is more effective than using either one alone.
Talk to a Doctor
Talk to a healthcare professional, like your doctor, dentist or pharmacist. Smokers who talk to a healthcare provider about quitting or use evidence-based resources, like Tobacco Free Florida, are more successful than those who do it alone.