Quit Date Countdown
Choosing a date to stop smoking is an important step in becoming smoke-free. It will help you focus in on your goal.
Make sure you give yourself some time to get everything planned and practice mini-quits before the actual quit date arrives. Make sure you don't set the quit date so far ahead that you lose focus. A good rule is to set your quit date within 30 days from when you first decide you want to become smoke-free.
If your quit date arrives and things are very busy at that time, you should consider postponing your quit date for a week or so until life is less stressful. Quitting during a stressful time in your life may mean you will not be as successful as you would be when trying to quit during a time of less stress. This may also lower your drive to keep trying. But it is important to remember there will never be a time when you are completely stress-free. Avoid the trap of using any amount of stress as a reason to keep on smoking.
My quit date is: ______________________
5 days before your quit date:
- Think about why you are quitting smoking.
4 days before your quit date:
- Stock up on the tools that will help you deal with the feelings in your mouth
3 days before your quit date:
- Think about who you can call when you need help; give them a call to
2 days before your quit date:
The night before your quit date:
- Throw away lighters and ashtrays.