What if I relapse?
Not everyone manages to give up smoking at the first attempt. Having a cigarette or two doesn’t mean you have failed. It certainly doesn’t mean you can’t quit smoking.
To get back on track to becoming a non-smoker, here are some tips:
- Be on guard and make plans to get back on track
- Look back over your reasons for quitting in the first place
- If you have not already written these down now would be a good time to do so.
Learn from the experience – what was the trigger that made you light up? Were you having a drink or feeling angry with someone perhaps?
Make a list of things you will do the next time you are in that situation and other tempting situations.
For information and support on how to quit smoking, call the HSE Quit Team on 1800 201 203 or visit Quit.ie