Just give up. That might sound callous because I know it’s hard. But the only thing that worked for me was to make that decision really firmly in my mind. I found my reason to quit…which was funnily enough not for me or my health…I quit for my child. I gave myself no room for excuses, no reasons why it’s so hard, no just one mores, no I can’ts. I started replacing a ciggie break with a quick walk preferably somewhere I hadn’t been before and a sesame snap. For some reason they worked for me they are yummy, require chewing and are (for me) satisfying. I did have to take myself away from the people I smoked with a lot and out of the situations that triggered me. I also really recommend washing everything really thoroughly in citrus based cleaner, scrub it, the smell of smoke and residue persists for ages and if you catch a whiff it doesn’t help you and the third hand accumulated smoke residue is harmful, particularly for babies who are on the floor a lot (residue sinks).
Published 18th June 2019