One way to quit smoking is to stop smoking gradually instead of stopping completely. Learn more about using the gradual reduction method to quit smoking for good.
Gradual reduction means reducing the number of cigarettes smoked to zero over a period of time.
The method involves setting a goal to reduce the number of cigarettes each week, e.g. by 10% until you are smoke-free.
It works by slowly reducing nicotine intake to minimise withdrawal symptoms until you find yourself stopping completely.
One way to cut down is to make a list of your daily cigarettes, identify those that are easier to eliminate and eliminate those first.
Tracking progress is a good way to stay motivated and focused on the target, e.g. recording the number of urges overcame.
Join the I Quit Programme and remain smoke free for 28 days and you are 5 times more likely to quit smoking. You can nominate your loved ones as a supporter when you sign up for the programme. Validate your smoke-free status and redeem a HPB eVoucher* worth $50 at the 28th day milestone. Keep going and you'll also receive eVouchers* worth $30 and $20 at the 3rd month and 6th month milestone respectively!
*Terms and conditions apply.
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