The Reality of Quitting

Friday, November 23, 2012

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We’re not going to lie, quitting isn’t easy. But, millions of women just like you have quit smoking and are still non-smokers. You can too! So, let’s get real about quitting smoking.

  • You might crave cigarettes     
    Many people experience cravings—they will pass. Most cravings only last a few minutes. As time goes on, the urges to smoke will get weaker and come less often.

  • Withdrawal is uncomfortable
    Although withdrawal is uncomfortable, it’s not painful or dangerous. Plus, it only last for a short time, so it’s manageable.

  • You might gain weight
    Gaining a few extra pounds after quitting is normal, but exercise and healthy eating can stop most, if not all, of this weight gain.

  • Everything I do reminds me of smoking
    Smoking has been part of your daily life, like smoking while drinking coffee and waiting for the bus. But every day that you spend as a non-smoker will help you make new routines that don’t include cigarettes.

  • Smoking is a part of me
    Smoking feels good because you’ve had lots of practice being a smoker. But you have years ahead of you to practice being a non-smoker. It doesn’t have to define who you are.

The benefits of quitting are far better than the discomforts. Stay with it and find your smokefree-dom. Once you do, you'll never let it go!

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