No, you should continue your quit med unless you relapse to regular smoking pattern. A slip is a temporary break in abstinence by smoking a cigarette. A relapse is a return to previous addictive usage patterns. A slip doesn't have to turn into relapse, and won't, unless you decide it will. Head for your support network. If you continue to ‘slip’ on a regular basis, you may need to rethink your quit-plan, using what you've learned from your slips.
Articles in this section
- What's the difference between a slip and a relapse?
- If I keep slipping, where can I get more help?
- Should I stop my quit med if I slip and smoke a cigarette?
- If I relapse, will quitting be even harder next time?
- If I tried a quit-med and relapsed, should I try it again?
- What are the best defenses against relapse?
- How can I prevent a slip next time?
- Do I always need to guard against relapse?
- Should I change my quit date and start over if I slip?