You should always be aware of your personal relapse triggers, no matter how long you've been quit. Be sure to have a strategy to respond to each of them. If you are caught off guard with an urge, especially if others are smoking, excuse yourself for a few minutes and reaffirm your quit. If you feel you are on shaky ground, don't be afraid to leave the situation. Your quit should always remain your number one priority.
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?