Frequently Asked Questions
Being prepared and choosing a smokefree plan that works for you will create an ideal foundation for giving up smoking.
Take time to make sure that you are physically, mentally and emotionally ready and plan how and when you will give up.
Choose a quit date and commit to it. Think about how to deal with tempting situations like going to the pub, or a stressful day. You could also speak to your doctor about nicotine patches and gum to help you cope with the cravings.
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Other questions that may be useful…
- How can I help someone close to me give up smoking?
- How can I manage my withdrawal and recovery symptoms, including cravings?
- I've tried to give up many times, but always fail - what else can I do?
- Is it too late to stop?
- What if I start smoking again?
- What support is available to me?
- What withdrawal and recovery symptoms can I expect?
- Will I gain weight?
You will need a lot of support whilst quitting it is good to tell your family and friends that you are quitting so they can lend their support when you need it. Explain to them that you may not be yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help.