Remove Cigarettes & Reminders of Smoking

Saturday, November 24, 2012

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If cigarettes are a big part of your life, there are probably lots of things that remind you of smoking. Getting rid of all the things that remind you of smoking is an important step when you’re preparing to quit.

Here are some things to try:

  • Clean.
    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.

  • Toss.
    Throw away all your cigarettes and matches. Give or throw away your lighters and ashtrays. Remember to toss the ashtray and lighter in your car too!

  • Brighten.
    Have your dentist clean your teeth to get rid of smoking stains. See how great they look. Try to keep them that way!

  • Purge.
    Some smokers save one pack of cigarettes "just in case." Or they want to prove they have the willpower not to smoke. Don't tempt yourself! Saving one pack just makes it easier to start smoking again.


This goes for other forms of tobacco, too!

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.

And you know those advertisements for new tobacco products aimed at women? Don’t buy the hype—all tobacco products are dangerous! 

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