How to make festive season smoke-free one

 A Health Organization has recently suggested some tips to make this season a smoke-free one.

Washington:  A Health Organization has recently suggested some tips to make this season a smoke-free one.

New York Treats Tobacco (NYCTT) explained that smokers generally get triggered to reach for a cigarette due to stress, but still there are some basic tips mentioned below that are suggested to keep them away from it and make it smoke-free holidays.

  1. Jot down top three reasons of quitting smoking, and remember that personal reasons keeps a person motivated and determined to stay smoke-free.
  2. Make an action plan for how to handle the holiday triggers, such as low-calorie snack, chewing gum, or a glass of water.
  3. If ever feel the urge to smoke, don't give up and remember the 5Ds that Delay i.e. the urge will soon pass; Drink water; Do something else; Deep breathe; Discuss it with someone.
  4. Reward for staying tobacco-free and give treat for making this important step to improve your health and well-being.
  5. Finally, if relapsed than take the immediate steps to take help from health care provider and get the Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).   

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