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Before You Stop .....


1


Don't be afraid to ask for help.

2


Ask family and friends not to smoke around you.

3


Wash your clothes to get rid of the smell of smoke.

4


Decide you'll only smoke during odd or even hours of the day.

5


Write down all the reasons you want to become a non-smoker.

6


Each day, postpone the lighting of your first cigarette by 1 hour.

7


Ask your partner or friend to stop with you - make a contract with each other.

8


Keep busy on the day you plan to stop. Go to the movies, take some
exercise, tie up some loose ends in your life!

9


Make a date and stick to it. Write up a plan of action and
consider methods available to you.

10


Smoke only under circumstances that aren't especially pleasurable
for you. If you like to smoke with others, smoke alone.

11


Change to a brand that is low in tar and nicotine a couple of
weeks before your target date.

13


Smoke only those cigarettes you 'really want.' Catch yourself before
you light up a cigarette out of pure habit.

14

Don't empty your ashtrays. This will remind you of how many you DO smoke
- the sight and smell of stale cigarettes butts will be very unpleasant.

15


Don't think of never smoking again.
Think of 'stopping' in terms of 1 day at a time.

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