to Prevent Slips [ STEP 5 ]
Every quitter must deal with the risk of a slip sooner
or later. This section tells you how.
Tough Times Take You Back To Smoking
The highest risk times for new quitters are when they're
feeling negative emotions including stress and boredom.
These times should alert you to be on guard.
Caught Off Guard
Anything could trigger the urge to smoke, so be prepared
ahead of time by having a plan in place to avoid
smoking. Remember — the urge to smoke will
pass, whether you light up or not.
Recognize high-risk situations — remember H.A.L.T — and
plan ahead for them
skip meals, have healthy snacks on hand.
the anger, deal with your feelings and vent them safely.
Discuss your feelings with
a friend, take
a walk, and breathe deeply.
someone, visit a friend, and talk with a Quitline Specialist
a nap, relax, enjoy a warm bath, pamper yourself.