Pick a date:

Choose a day to quit smoking two weeks ahead of time and give yourself time (2-3 days) to adjust to the change of not smoking. Just know that the itch to light a cigarette is kept at bay a lot easier by the fourth day. Each person is different on the path to get to a smoke-free life. Usually, an approach with some form of support is the best preserver. Start thinking of methods, maybe (NRT) Nicotine Replacement Therapy or a hypnotist. You have spent so much money on smoking, don't short yourself on how much you're willing to invest in this endeavor. 

Get an accountability partner:

Find a friend who is also looking to quit smoking. Or someone who just wants to help. Ex-smokers are great, especially the ones who stopped several times. Usually, these people know what words to look for and anticipate your move if you're going to cheat- they did the same thing. Having someone to depend on makes the withdrawal process easier. Be sure that this person answers texts and takes calls in times of need. There's no set schedule when a welling urge might spring.

Create Personal Goals:

Most quitters give up within the first three months of quitting. However, setting personal time goals will help you make it past these points in which most feel weak. Giving yourself rewards when abstention times are met. The money saved adds up. Money spent on gifts toward yourself feels a lot better when milestones are in the rearview mirror.

Scrub down:

There is truth in the old saying, "Out of sight, out of mind." Rid your entire atmosphere of any evidence of smoking. Clean your house, your car, your office. This includes dry cleaning jackets, and make it a point to wash most of your clothes and use a potent and penetrating fabric softener or washer additive. Use fabric freshener and odor dampener on the interior of your car. Throw away your butts and butt collection containers in whole. No sense in keeping the accouterments. Remember, it's done with.


Visit your doctor:

If you are having trouble quitting, visit your doctor. He or she may be able to prescribe medication to help with the nicotine withdrawal. There are several approaches to supplementing the withdrawal process to make titration easier. There is over-the-counter nicotine gum and lozenges. They are usually offered in two strengths, 2mg and 4mg. Over-the-counter and prescription patches provide a conduit for nicotine levels by a bandage-like patch about the size of a half-dollar coin. This patch is applied directly to dry skin. The patches also come in different strengths for management. Sometimes there's a medication that applies to your smoke-free life. Don't rule out hypnotism. Most think that hypnotism is an underwhelming support method. However, success is knowing to be had for a lot of people. There are apps for around ten dollars or one-on-one sessions with a therapist in a classic setting. Those appointments can be about one hundred to two hundred dollars.