How Do I Bounce Back From A Quit Smoking Slip-Up?

Nicotinell has some top tips so that you can bounce back from a quit smoking slip-up and move forward with the best possible spirit.

First and foremost, learn from your slip-ups instead of letting them discourage you. Use a slip-up to find your smoking triggers and then avoid the situations that cause them. Be aware that your smoking triggers can be any of the following:

Emotional triggers such as being anxious, bored, down, lonely or stressed as well as more positive ones like being excited, happy or satisfied.

Pattern triggers like when drinking alcohol or coffee, driving, finishing a meal, taking a break at work, talking over the phone, watching TV or before going to sleep.

Social triggers which can include going to a bar, attending a social event or being with friends who smoke themselves.

Withdrawal triggers such as the craving for the taste of a cigarette, smelling cigarette smoke, keeping hold of lighters or matches or needing to do something with either your hands or mouth, or both.

Nicotine replacement therapy will also help take the edge off when you’re trying to quit smoking. Our options are very varied too, taking the form of both convenient and discreet nicotine gum and nicotine lozenges. There's also nicotine patches which deliver a consistent supply of nicotine for 24 hours per patch.