We’ll be honest. Quitting smoking is tough. The first week can be especially difficult. Thankfully, the benefits start piling up quickly. And this can give you the motivation you need to keep going.
In 20 Minutes
Your blood pressure goes down and your pulse slows to normal.
In 1 Day
Your carbon monoxide level drops to normal and your oxygen level goes up. Your chance of having a heart attack goes down.
In 3 Days
Your body is free of nicotine. Your bronchial tubes relax, making it easier to breathe. Your sense of taste and smell improve.
Can you quit on your own? Sure. But studies show that working with a Kick It California Quit Coach can double your chances of quitting. Our highly trained coaches will start by learning about your specific situation and then help guide you through the three key steps below.
How many times have you said, “I’m going to quit” and then not gotten around to it? Setting an official Quit Date (with smaller goals along the way) helps your plan feel real and makes you more likely to follow through.
Triggers are people, places, or situations that make you want to smoke (for instance, smoking on work breaks). The more you understand these triggers, the easier it is to deal with them. So it’s important to figure out what your personal triggers are.
Finally, you’ll need some ways to handle your triggers. That could be calling a friend, chewing gum, or reminding yourself why you want to quit. A Quit Coach will help you come up with strategies that will work for you.
“After years of smoking menthols, I wanted my life back so I decided to call. The coaches listened and were more helpful than I could have imagined.”
Smoked for 33 years