To set a quit smoking date: Choose a date far enough in advance to give you time to prepare for quitting; however, don't plan too far ahead, or you may not feel as determined to quit as you do now (less than eight weeks is the best bet). A special day in your life, such as an anniversary, holiday, etc, may work well, but if that day tends to emotionally-charged, you may do well to avoid it. Think about what you’ll need on your quit-day: will you want peace and quiet and the freedom to do as you please? Or would you be better off busy at work and distracted? If you work in a smoke free environment, would quitting the morning of a workday be the best bet? Or is your job so stressful that the best time to quit would be on a weekend? Think carefully about all these factors, and never underestimate the power of either professional advice, or the suggestions of other ex-smokers who've gone before you.
Articles in this section
- What do I need to quit?
- How do I get off the fence about quitting?
- What should I do if I'm afraid to quit?
- Why do I need help to quit?
- Am I too old to quit?
- How do I pick a Quit Date?
- How do I build a support network?
- Should I quit cold-turkey?
- Should I take quit medications?
- How can the QuitNet community help me quit?