What Should I Expect In My First Week Of Quitting Smoking?

Nicotinell® is on hand to help you through the first week of quitting smoking, so that you don’t slip up at the first hurdle.

There’s no doubt about it, the first week is tough. Make a plan and remember your reason for quitting. It’ll help get you through the cravings and give you the motivation to stay strong.

Hopefully, you have prepared for a smoke-free life ahead of your decision to quit. If not, don’t worry as there’s still time to do it during the first week of your journey. Form a smoking support group, for example, and you will be able to receive a helping hand from those important to you when things get difficult, while checking around your home and car for any smoking temptations are sure to help make things that bit easier.

The American Heart Association also has a number of healthy food suggestions which can help fight cigarette cravings. During the first week of your effort to stop smoking then, we recommend you look at adding fruit, wholegrain cereal, unsalted nuts, air popped and unbuttered popcorn, low-calorie ice cream bars, non-fat frozen yogurt and whole-grain muffins to your meal plans.

Nicotine replacement products are sure to help make that first week of quitting a little less stressful too, with this the case whether you opt for discreet and convenient options like nicotine gum and nicotine lozenges, or nicotine patches which deliver a consistent supply of nicotine for up to 24 hours.