Helping you kick the habit
17 February 2010
Every January millions of people pledge to give up smoking. We all know how hard it is to stick to New Year’s resolutions so here are some tips from the College’s employee advisory service, EAR, to help anyone trying to kick the habit.
- Take one day at a time. Every day without a cigarette is another success.
- Treat yourself with the money you have saved from cutting cigarettes out of your budget.
- If you have tried to give up before and failed, consider why you started smoking again. Were you out smoking with friends? Were you under strain at work or at home? Think carefully about what you can do this time to avoid the situations that made it hard to stop smoking previously.
- Every now and then, you might get a sudden urge to have a cigarette – even months after you have given up. Remember – however strong the cravings may be at first, they will go away as long as you do not give in to them.
EAR is a free service available to staff and their families offering support in a wide range of situations, which can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is entirely confidential.
Contact: 0800 243 458 or visit www.ear.co.uk