Quitting smoking is tough (some ex-smokers say it's the toughest thing they've ever done), so if there's ever a time to go easy on yourself, it's when you're preparing to make the change to a smoke-free life. Consider these tips on how to quit smoking for good, and we're sure you'll find the road to breaking that habit tough but achievable.
Purge your environment
Free up your environment of cigarettes, lighters, and ashtrays, wash your clothes and anything that smells like smoke. Shampoo your car, curtains, carpet, and furniture. Cleanse your environment of any and all things smoky. This is a key part of setting the stage for a successful quitting journey.
According to iQuitNow, “Getting rid of cigarettes is like preparing for a trip. You need to set a date and make all the necessary preparations. If you pack up at the last minute and don’t bother to learn about your destination, you probably won’t enjoy the trip very much, and it might even be a complete disaster.” Set yourself up for the journey right – rather than “pack what you need,” leave out what you don’t want to bring along.