Cope with Stress
Many people smoke or vape to deal with stress. Part of quitting is finding healthier ways to cope without nicotine. Learn better ways to handle stress and take care of yourself that do not include reaching for a cigarette or your vape.
Immediately after quitting smoking, some people find that their metabolism changes and they gain weight. Quitting can be looked at as a new opportunity to introduce healthy habits into your daily routine. These can support you in your goal of becoming smoke-free and also help you manage your weight.
You may feel mood shifts after quitting nicotine, and know this is normal. Learning nicotine-free ways to cope with moods can help you manage those shifts. Remember that these feelings are temporary and will get easier after the first four weeks.
Tips for Slips and Relapses
Slips and relapses are not failures, but rather opportunities to learn what works and what does not. It usually takes many times before someone quits for good. A slip is having one or two cigarettes while trying to quit. A relapse is when you go back to regular smoking. Remember that both are temporary setbacks - but common parts of the quitting journey.