Have you tried quitting smoking and then relapsed? It’s normal for people to need a few tries before successfully remaining tobacco-free.
There’s no doubt about it, quitting smoking isn’t easy. Relapses often happen. If you can’t stay away from cigarettes, don’t panic! Many smokers try several times before they actually manage to stay ex-smokers. There are a variety of reasons why you might not have succeeded this time around.
Relapsing doesn’t mean you lost the fight. Stay positive. Take what you learned from your smoking attempt, regroup, and approach quitting smoking from a different angle. Even if it takes a few tries, keep going. The health benefits make stopping well worth the battle.
Do you have a question? Ask your Live Well Pharmacist.
Having a positive attitude is important when you are quitting smoking. Even with over-the-counter and prescription medications, there will be times when you crave a cigarette. Having some coping strategies in place can help you stay motivated. The best way to quit smoking is with a combination of medications and counselling or coaching support. Your Pharmasave pharmacist can offer professional support and may have a special “quit smoking” program to help you become tobacco-free.
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