To protect the people of Florida from the dangers of Tobacco.

Tips to Help Someone Quit

Quitting is hard. In fact, the average smoker attempts to quit smoking between 8 and 11 times before ultimately quitting for good, leaving many feeling like smoking is an addiction they cannot overcome. But with the right help, resources and support, smokers have the best chance to quit smoking for good.

Having a quit plan ready is key to quitting successfully. While the road to becoming tobacco-free is not always smooth, being prepared for the bumps along the way will help them stay on course, avoid triggers, and overcome nicotine cravings.

And while quitting is hard, it is not impossible. In fact, there are more former smokers than current smokers in Florida. Here are some quick quit tips to become one of them:

  • Drinks lots of water. Make sure you fridge is always
    stacked and that you when you're on-the-go.
  • Have gum or mints handy for when cravings kick in.
  • Get your teeth cleaned and/or whitened.
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages like coffe and soda,
    and avoid alcoholic drinks.
  • Enjoy healthy snacks, like carrots and celery, fruits,
    and sugar-free snacks.
  • Keep your hands and mouth occupied with cinnamon
    sticks, toohpicks or straws.
  • Get your clothes cleaned and your car cleaned inside and out to get rid of the smell of cigarettes.
  • Have the carpet, drapery, bed sheets and other fabrics inside you home cleaned and deodorized to remove the lingering smell of cigarette smoke.
  • For some time, try to stay away from places where there will be smoking like bars, nightblubs and the outdoor areas of restaurants that allow smoking.
  • Become physically active, whether it's at a gym, with friends or on your own. Something as simple and easy as walking will help.
Quit Tips