Tapering or fading usually involves smoking fewer cigarettes per day - perhaps by cutting out smoking at some trigger times, such as first one in the morning, work breaks, driving in the car, etc. This may help you break some of your strongest triggers before your quit date. Another technique is to delay smoking for a set amount of time (e.g. 10-15 minutes) when you get a craving. Some people find that if they can cut back on the number of cigarettes before their quit date, their withdrawal symptoms may not be as severe when they do quit.
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- 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?