Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking! Please feel free to use the following materials to help you throughout the stages of the quitting process. Whether you are just thinking about quitting, or if you have already quit and want to maintain a smoke-free life, we have tools that can help. All materials were created by Seton Health as part of our award winning “Butt Stops Here” smoking cessation program.
- Relaxation Techniques: Use these audio clips to help you through your journey!
- Chemicals Identified in Tobacco Products
There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco products.
- Common Pitfalls for New Non-Smokers
What are the common pitfalls you might encounter after you stop smoking, and how can you overcome these pitfalls
- Coping with withdrawal
When you quit smoking, you can experience both physical and emotional symptoms.
- Distractions for when cravings hit
There is no way around it – cravings are going to hit.
- Emergency Plan
Plan ahead and prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Emotional triggers
Make a plan for what you need to do when you experience emotional triggers.
- Fears About Quitting
What are common fears about quitting and how do you overcome them?
- Finding Your Triggers
What are common triggers for smoking and how do you defeat them?
- H.A.L.T. Principle
Hungry, angry, lonely, tired…
- Health Affects
Smoking can harm you in many ways.
Product, benefits, drawbacks.
- Oops! I slipped!
- Practice Being a Non-Smoker
Mess it up!
- Practice being a non-smoker (cont’d)
- Quit Calendar
Calendar for recording your first thirty Freedom Days!
- Reasons for Quitting
Make a list of all the reasons why you want to quit smoking.
- Stay tuned in & talk back
You have to stay tuned in to that “little devil” inside of you who tries to talk you into smoking again.
- The 6 “D’s”
The 6 D’s are tips that quitters say helped them a lot.
- The Butt Stops Here Contract
Contract for your Quit Day.
- The truth about smoking and weight
Here’s the bad news…Here’s the good news…
- What Kind of Smoker Are You?
What do you get out of smoking?
- Your Quiz Score
To score your quiz…