Slipping back to using tobacco can happen easily and undo your hard work and progress. Even if you make a slip, like buying a pack of cigarettes, you can still stop yourself from slipping even more. Remind yourself why you wanted to quit in the first place. Remind yourself why it’s important to quit now if you haven’t yet succeeded. There are many good reasons why it’s best for you and your family to quit or stay quit. Tell yourself “I don’t smoke anymore” even if you haven’t quite made it yet.
Everyone has different reasons for wanting to make a change. What are yours? You may want to write down what your reasons for change are.
Keep this list handy to remind yourself of your reasons to become tobacco-free. Put it in your purse or on your fridge or bathroom mirror as a reminder. This may help you with your fear of failing.
You may want to write down other ideas that you can think of that would work for you.
Current as of: September 5, 2019
Author: Tobacco Reduction Program, Alberta Health Services
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