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Get Ready for Quit Day

Quitting is easier when you are prepared. Knowing what to expect and how to overcome challenges will make all the difference. Here are some tips on how to make a Quit Plan so you are prepared to deal with cravings and tricky situations.

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Medications That Can Help

Prescription medications and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) help you manage cravings and nicotine withdrawal and are some of the most effective tools for quitting smoking.  

You can get coverage for up to 12 weeks for prescription medications or NRT each year through the BC Smoking Cessation Program.

Methods You Can Use

Your journey to becoming tobacco and/or nicotine-free is unique to you. There are many methods available and you might have to try a few different methods before you find the one that is right for you.

Preparing for Withdrawal

When you quit, your body has to adjust to being without nicotine. Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, but there are things you can do to make them less intense.

Know Your Triggers

People, places, situations, feelings or moods can be the cause or “trigger” that turns on your need for a smoke. Knowing your triggers will help you avoid them or find ways to handle them.

Identify Your Reasons

As you are getting ready to make this change, try to keep in mind the reasons you why you want to quit to help keep you motivated during challenging moments along your quit journey.

Tips to Quit Vaping

Vaping products that contain nicotine are addictive and can be challenging to quit or cut back on. Here are seven tips to help you build your quit-vaping plan.