Be sure to get rid of all your cigarettes and cigarette butts, matches and ashtrays. Doing so symbolizes your determination to quit, and helps prevent visual triggers. It will be easier for you to stay quit if there are no reminders of smoking or access to cigarettes in your home. If there are smokers in your life, find a respectful way to ask them not to smoke around you. A smoke-free home environment will be a big help to you in the early weeks of quitting. Wash your clothes, jackets, bed linens and anything recently exposed to cigarette smoke. On your quit day, you'll have clean-smelling clothes to wear, and a clean, fresh bed. Some people like to clean their car. Plan to have your carpets and draperies cleaned, either now, or as a quit reward. Place your reasons for quitting in sight. Leave a small puzzle or a pad and pen for doodling near the phone. Keep cold water or juice in the refrigerator. Gather your quit snacks so they are ready.
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?