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Understanding your smoking

The more you know about your smoking habits and routines, and the more prepared you are for withdrawal and stress, the greater your chance of quitting.

 

Nicotine withdrawal, habits and routines, stress, social situations and the amount of alcohol you've had, each contribute to the urge to smoke. Together they make quitting a challenge. Understanding your smoking helps to anticipate cravings and plan for your quit attempt.

Quit stronger with a smoking diary

Having a record of situations where you feel like smoking will help you learn about your habits and triggers, and be prepared. Save your updates and register with the site to keep updating your diary each time you visit the site.

Use an online diary: to begin, add a new entry below...

  1. Type what you were doing, e.g. "Chatting with other smokers" or select from previous activities.
  2. Need rating
  3. Eg. "Smoked", or "Didn't smoke, went for a walk"

 

Real life stories

Finally I've done it!

I am 42 and was a smoker for the better part of 30 years. I tried many times to quit and failed. I watched my mother succumb to lung cancer and even that didn't stop me. It did make me realise it...

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