Tips for quitting smoking

Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. But whatever your motivation for quitting there are things you can do to give you the best chance possible to stop smoking and stay that way.

Getting support from a stop smoking adviser makes it three times more likely that you will quit. Make getting in touch with Get Healthy Rotherham, and booking an appointment with one of our team, your first step.

NHS Better Health offers you some quitting tips. Once you have set a quit date then use these to help you succeed.

  1. First of all put the date in your diary

  2. List your reasons to quit.

  3. Tell people you're quitting.

  4. If you have tried to quit before, remember what worked.

  5. Use stop smoking aids.

  6. Have a plan if you are tempted to smoke.

  7. List your smoking triggers and how to avoid them.

  8. Keep cravings at bay by keeping busy.

  9. Exercise away the urge.

  10. Throw away your cigarettes before you start.

Why not download the NHS ‘Quit Smoking’ app for daily support, to see how much you are saving and to track your progress. 

By registering with Get Healthy Rotherham, you can gain access to advice and support on how to reach and maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, become more physically active, quit smoking and live a healthier lifestyle. Click the register button to find out more.