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Teen Guide to Quitting Smoking in 4 Days

The Canadian Federal Government just posted a solid 4 day plan for teens-quit-smoking-broken-cigaretteteens to quit smoking.  Quitting smoking is a difficult business and the longer you smoke, the tougher it gets.

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This guide is not just for those who smoke cigarettes; it can also be useful if you use other tobacco products, such as smokeless products or little cigars. The quitting process is very similar to that of a cigarette smoker. Many facts are tailored to smokers; however, much of the information is applicable to you.

Now is a great time to quit smoking!

Day 1 – Pick  a Quit Day

  • Learn YOUR smoking triggers and make a plan to tackle tempting situations.
  • Don’t try to quit on Friday or any day you know you are going to have major social pressures.
  • A Tuesday works for many teens.
  • WHEN you get a craving, grab a snack and go do something… anything to keep your hands and body busy.
  • Take a music break (instead of a smoke break) when you study.
  • Stay away from smoky areas.
  • Try relaxation breathing or yoga if you get stressed.
  • Using alcohol or drugs can make it harder to stay away from smoking, so don’t.

Day 2 – Reward Yourself

  • 24 hours without smoking is a real victory so celebrate and do something special for yourself, like going to see a movie or spending time with friends.
  • Choose your rewards carefully. Drinking alcohol is not a good reward because it may make you want to smoke.

Day 3 – Take Control

  • Withdrawal symptoms during the first three days are pretty common so remind yourself that it will get better!
  • After three weeks they should be mostly gone – so don’t give up
  • Make a list of things you can do to deal with withdrawal symptoms.

Day 4: Stick To The Program

  • teens-quit-smoking-how-toKeep looking ahead. Think of yourself as a non-smoker.  You can get back on track, even if you slip up.
  • Learn new ways to deal with life’s ups and downs without returning to smoking.
  • Exercise! It can do for you what smoking used to do.

 


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