Quit Guide: Preparing to Quit
Remove Cigarettes and Other Tobacco From Your Home‚ Car‚ and Work
Getting rid of things that remind you of smoking will also help you get ready to quit. Try these ideas:
- Make things clean and fresh at work‚ in your car‚ and at home. Clean your drapes and clothes. Shampoo your car. Buy yourself flowers. You will enjoy their scent as your sense of smell returns.
- Throw away all your cigarettes and matches. Give or throw away your lighters and ashtrays. Remember the ashtray and lighter in your car!
- Have your dentist clean your teeth to get rid of smoking stains. See how great they look. Try to keep them that way.
- Some smokers save one pack of cigarettes. They do it "just in case." Or they want to prove they have the willpower not to smoke. Don’t! Saving one pack just makes it easier to start smoking again.
Don’t use other forms of tobacco instead of cigarettes
All tobacco products contain harmful chemicals and poisons. Light or low-tar cigarettes are as harmful as regular cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco‚ pipes‚ cigars‚ cigarillos‚ hookahs (waterpipes)‚ bidi cigarettes‚ clove cigarettes‚ and herbal cigarettes harm your health too.
No matter how they are presented in advertisements‚ be warned that all tobacco products are dangerous.