When you decide to give up smoking you will need the determination to succeed. There are some important steps in becoming a non smoker:
- preparing to stop
- stopping permanently
Sometimes it can take up to 3 months to stop smoking completely but in most cases it takes less time.
To help you stop smoking try writing down your reason and keep the list to hand for the next few months. Be sure to write down the benefits you will gain from stopping smoking such as:
- less coughing
- better breathing
- feeling healthier
- cleaner clothes
- more money
- a significantly lower risk of you and your family developing smoking-
You can use a Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) which provides the effect of nicotine without the need for smoking.
For more information and help you can join our smoking cessation clinic.
For further information visit www.nhs.uk