In the first few weeks of quitting smoking …

you’re the most vulnerable to cravings and anxiety. You may find yourself irritable, hungry, fatigued, and having trouble sleeping. These symptoms of withdrawal will usually peak within three days to two weeks after quitting.

During this period of time and beyond, you should look for distractions (101 things to do instead of smoking) and reward yourself for every time you go a day without reaching for a cigarette. Celebrating your milestones can be a huge boost to morale. Small rewards can include a game, book, movie you’ve been wanting, jewelry or a meal at your favorite restaurant. Treats like chocolate are okay, but to avoid quitter’s weight gain, be sparing with the snacks and sugar.

As time passes and your cravings subside …

you can treat yourself to bigger rewards, like a concert or tickets to your favorite sports game. Plan a special date night with your significant other or a spa day with a facial and manicure. If you stay smoke-free for a year, why not treat yourself to an entire vacation? You’ve saved hundreds of dollars not buying a pack or two every day, and you deserve a reward for taking back your life, your health, your entire well-being.

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Surviving the first month without smoking is possible …

even when you feel like it’s not. It’s essential to stick to your plan in recognizing your triggers and how to avoid them.  For long-term quitting strategies and more, purchase the book “I Finally Quit…And So Can You: How to Gain Everything by Quitting