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Research shows that 70% of smokers want to quit – so you’re not alone. Find information on the quitting cycle and tips on how to quit.
Quitting smoking can be difficult. And it's a different experience for every smoker: some people succeed on the first try; others try many times before they quit for good.
Successfully giving up cigarettes requires you to:
In Ireland today, almost one in three adults smokes. But most of them are not happy to be smokers. In fact, 70% of smokers actually want to quit.
The first thing is to realise that quitting smoking is a process and it is important to understand where you fit in the process or ‘cycle’ of change.
Next, you need to plan when and how you’re going to quit. You may also find these hints and tips useful.
If you can get through the first 30 days without cigarettes, you’ll have gone a long way towards kicking the habit. Temptation will be great, so here are some coping strategies to help you stay off the cigarettes:
For information and support on how to quit smoking:
We can help you quit smoking for good.
Call the quitline on 1850 201 203.