One of the best things you can ever do to benefit your health is to quit smoking. Saying “NO!” to tobacco becomes easier when you get the right advice and support. Even if you’ve tried many times before, it’s never too late to achieve your goal of becoming an ex-smoker. 

What happens when you quit smoking?


Quitting smoking boosts your mental health and well-being after less than 06 weeks of being smoke-free. Your physical health also improves drastically.   



Check out our advice below on how to become smoke-free!

  • Using vapes to quit smoking

Nicotine vapes are great substitutes for cigarettes. They can help you quit smoking and are considerably less harmful than cigarettes.

  • Stop smoking aids

Stop smoking aids such as nicotine chewing gum and skin patches can help you control your nicotine cravings and other tobacco withdrawal symptoms

  • Visit your local Stop Smoking Service 

You can get free expert help from your local Stop Smoking Service. This will help you to boost your chances of quitting smoking by 03 times.

Quit Smoking Plan

Follow these 10 steps to successfully make a plan to quit smoking. 

  1. Set a quit date, and be strategic

Always remember that big changes in life benefit from good planning. You can start by intentionally setting a date to quit smoking. Check your calendar and think strategically about when it would be the perfect time to quit smoking.

  1. Identify triggers and track cigarettes

You need to figure out what triggers you to smoke. “Triggers” are the things that tempt you to smoke. In other words, you need to identify what makes you crave the taste of a cigarette.

  1. Beat your nicotine triggers

After identifying your triggers, you can now plan on overcoming them. To do this, you need to really think about what other things you can do instead of having smoke for all your triggers. 

For example, if you always smoke while driving, try keeping a packet of biscuits to munch on instead.


  1. Get smart about your addiction to smoking

Smoking is not just a “bad habit”. It’s a physical addiction. Start learning about the effects that nicotine has on your brain, and make a smart and wise decision about putting a full stop to it.

  1. Switch to vapes

Once you have an idea of how addiction and the use of smoking vapes work, talk to your health care provider, pharmacist or doctor and see which one feels right for you. Smoking vapes such as nicotine gum and patches can make quitting cravings and withdrawal easier.



  1. Tell someone, anyone

Quitting can make you feel lonely, but it doesn’t have to be that way! You can consider opening up to someone you’re comfortable with. This could be a friend, family member or coworker that you trust. This way, you will feel less lonely when quitting. 

  1. Time to clear the clutter!

The way to forget an old flame is to throw away all the things that remind you of it. You can start by cleaning your house, car or workplace and tossing away everything that has to do with smoking, including ashtrays and lighters. 



  1. Get ready, get set!

Get ready to quit by finding alternative ways to cope with your craving. You can do this by keeping yourself motivated. Make a list of reasons as to why you want to quit smoking and tuck it in your purse, wallet, car, bathroom, mirror, office and everywhere!

  1. Go!

You can beat your triggers! You can do it! Get up and attack the day! Get dressed, eat, grab your quit smoking aid and start the day with a positive mindset. Always remember that good things take time, therefore focus on getting through this one day at a time.

  1.  Don’t give up!

Quitting is difficult. Is it hard? Yes. But is it impossible? No! Nothing is impossible! If you smoke after your quit day, pick yourself back up. Try to understand why you slipped in the first place. Were you stressed out or did someone offer you a cigarette? Think back on what happened and make a plan to get past it next time.