1. quit smokingSmoking is the unhealthiest thing you can do to yourself. Quitting smoking will stop the damage immediately and start reversing the effects very rapidly.
  2. It’s best to choose a quitting date about 2-4 weeks away so you can plan, and choose sudden-stopping OR gradual reduction to zero.
  3. The ideal quitting plan involves considering nicotine replacement, prescription medication, and support, as well as planning how to handle smoking triggers.
  4. Some weight gain does occur for most quitters but it is not severe (4-5kg usually), can be controlled, and is still way-healthier than smoking.
  5. Most ex-smokers tried to quit more than once before they succeeded. Don’t give up trying to give up!