Congratulations on thinking about quitting smoking! As a smoker, you already know quitting is the right thing to do. Friends and family members have probably urged you to quit and social norms have banned you from smoking in public places. Most smokers say they want to quit, but smoking is also one of the hardest habits to break. If you have been smoking for a number of years, you may have even tried to quit. Maybe you’ve tried to quit several times.
Why will this time be any different? Because of your participation in the Heart Institute Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (HIPRC), you can use what you are learning about eating healthy, being active, and managing stress to help you stop smoking. An integrated approach is best. You will also have the help and support of your HIPRC mentor. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Review your smoking history and habits
Step 2. Identify your reasons to quit
Step 3. Assess your addiction to nicotine