How to stop
smoking at home

The smell of cigarettes on your furniture and carpeting makes giving up smoking difficult. It’s a great idea to prepare your home for your quit. Here, Nicotinell offers advice on how to stop smoking at home.



Remove everything that could trigger your desire to smoke, such as:

  • Ashtrays.
  • Lighters and matches.
  • Cigarettes.
  • Storage containers associated with cigarettes.
  • Photos of you with cigarettes.



Remove any trace of smoke odour, and any visual reminder of your smoking habit.

  • Clean fabrics that retain the smell of smoke including curtains, clothing, carpeting, rugs, upholstery, sheets, throw blankets, lampshades, and towels.
  • Turn your mattress and vacuum both sides.
  • Replace your pillow.
  • Wipe down all hard surfaces, furniture, walls, windows, mirrors and light fixtures.
  • Open your windows whenever possible so fresh air can circulate.



Keep a supply of things that may be helpful to overcome cravings, such as:

  • Healthy snacks, like fruit and raw vegetables.
  • Sugar-free gum or sugar-free sweets.
  • Nicotine replacement gum or lozenges.
  • Puzzles or games.
  • Books and magazines you’ve been meaning to read.



Make changes to your environment that make it harder to smoke.

  • Rearrange or disassemble any space once dedicated to smoking.
  • Create a new personal space in a fresh location in your home.
  • Decorate with upbeat, motivating items, such as photos of loved ones and quotes.
  • Turn your home into a smoke-free zone. That means no smoking for anyone!

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