5 Tips to Quit Smoking in 2021

Posted Friday, December 18, 2020

 

Did you know? Cigarette smoking is down, but an estimated 34 million Americans still smoke.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Use the following suggestions to include quitting smoking in your 2021 resolutions.

01 | Use a Journal

Create a “quit journal” and add your list of reasons to quit. Keeping a daily log of your progress and challenges is a great way to help solidify your goals and motivate you to keep going.

02 | Eat Smart

Although the chemicals in cigarette smoke are damaging, your body becomes physically accustomed to them, and you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop. Making healthy eating choices will give your body the fuel it needs to function properly, while minimizing the discomforts of smoking cessation.

03 | Drink Water

Water helps flush out residual toxins from your system and reduces cravings. Staying well-hydrated leads to a better sense of well-being, which is helpful during nicotine withdrawal.

04 | One Day at a Time

Every smoke-free day will make you feel stronger. Stay determined and do not give up. When you consciously reflect on the value of what you’re doing, it will build your resolve to be a non-smoker.

05 | Be Patient

Remember it takes time. Continue working to undo old patterns and create new, healthier choices. Each day you avoid smoking brings you closer to breaking the habit for good.

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References

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco

https://www.verywellmind.com/tips-to-quit-smoking-for-new-years-2824378

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