Steps to handle the first day of not smoking

October 2018

Land Line Staff


Make a quit plan.

A quit plan helps you stay focused and motivated to quit. Visit to learn ways to build a plan.

Stay busy.

Being busy will help keep your mind off smoking and distract you from cravings. Exercise, chewing gum, and going to a movie are some of the suggestions for helping you keep your mind off needing a cigarette.

Avoid smoking triggers.

Triggers are people, places, things and situations that set off your urge to smoke.

Stay positive.

Try not to think of quitting as forever. Pay attention to today and build off of that.

Ask for help.

Tell your family and friends when your quit day is and ask for their support.