linda, quit coach
28 Nov 2017
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Welcome and congratulations
for making this important decision to quit smoking! We are happy to have you
here with us! Know there’s a lot of support here and you can come by anytime
with questions or concerns, or just to let us know
how you are doing.
You seem well-prepared and motivated, and you have set a quit date
for April 1st – That’s wonderful!
As we know,
smoking cessation can be difficult especially during the first few days. It’s a big
lifestyle change and it can take lot of work. But, it’s worth it. Many people will
try many times and they will try different methods. Everyone is different. Some
prefers to reduce gradually and quit cold turkey, and others like to use
nicotine replacement therapies. Each method has its own qualities that appeal
to each person. You can try one approach and then switch to another one if
needed. It's a lot of trial and error. If you keep trying, you will eventually reach your goal and become smoke-free.
People find helpful to use the 4 D's to cope with the cravings:
Drink water will help the cravings pass and minimizes the withdrawal symptoms
Delay - Cravings don't last very long and it's usually about 5 to 10 minutes
Distraction - Keep your hand and mind busy - play with your phone, go for a walk
Deep breathing will help you relax and focus on something else
talking to somebody can be helpful and other times, you are strong enough to
persevere and rely on yourself, your strengths and your reasons for quitting.
You know yourself best and you have worked very hard to get to this point. You can do it!
that you are not alone in your quit journey, we are here for you. You can always
call us at 1-877-513-5333 and we’ll be happy to help you.
We’re wishing you the best of luck and thank you for being here!
Last modified on 29 Mar 2019 14:50 by linda, quit coach