As stated by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP earlier this week: “It is abundantly clear from the research…
It is not uncommon for people who quit smoking to relapse at some point, but don’t be put off trying again. The key is to learn from what went wrong so you’re more likely to succeed next time around.
When you quit smoking, it’s important to have a positive mental attitude and truly believe in yourself that you will be successful.
You shouldn’t expect to start smoking again. A slip-up should not mean that you will return to smoking the way you did before: it’s simply an opportunity to learn something about yourself and will help you to be more successful in the future.
If you do relapse, do not worry, it can take a few tries to quit smoking for good. It can be helpful to commit yourself to the “not a single drag” rule. Promise to yourself and others that you will not even have a single drag on a cigarette. By sticking to this simple rule you can guarantee that you won’t start smoking again.
The risk of relapse is highest in the first few weeks after stopping. However, some people can relapse several months, or even years after stopping smoking.
Avoiding a relapse is best but, if you do give in to temptation, don’t despair – really think about what went wrong and plan how you will deal with a similar situation in the future.
If you’ve had a cigarette or two:
If you’ve relapsed and are back to regular smoking:
No Smoking Day is taking place on Wednesday 11 March 2020 and, as part of the national campaign that encourages smokers to quit smoking, Warwickshire…