Congratulations! You've done it - you've completed one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Now it's time to make sure all of the hard work and difficulty you went through does not go down the drain.
You're no longer addicted to nicotine, but that does not mean you'll never feel the urge to smoke again.
A stressful situation causes you to light up a cigarette; you're going through a tough time at work so you dip again; you're at a bar with friends and a cute girl asks if you want go outside and smoke, so you do. Should you just give up? Should you quit quitting? No! A setback doesn’t mean you’ve failed. It just means you’re human. You can still quit smoking or chewing tobacco…and stay quit for life.
Most people who start smoking or chewing tobacco again do so under stress or peer pressure. So it never hurts to think through in advance how to handle difficult situations that test your ability to stay quit. We have resources to prepare you for situations that could happen so you're ready to handle them when they pop up.
People who are successful at quitting tobacco are the ones who learn from each attempt and keep quitting until they stay quit. If you do use tobacco after you’ve decided to quit, forgive yourself and quit again. For most people, quitting takes more than one try. The more you try, the greater your chances of quitting smoking or chewing tobacco for good.
Last Updated 1/4/2019