Prepare Yourself For Quitting
- Start by making a list of reasons why you want to quit smoking or vaping. This can help you stay motivated and focused on your goal to quit. QUIT TOOL
- Tell friends and family about your plan to quit so they can help support your efforts.
- Have your tried quitting before? Try to understand the reasons why you were not successful. QUIT TOOL
- Know your smoking or vaping triggers. QUIT TOOL
- Cravings are the longest lasting withdrawal symptom. Plan to deal with cravings with our Tips Card.
- Take note of when you smoke or vape and what routines, friends, and situations contribute to your smoking and vaping. Are you ready to make some changes?
- Still on the fence? Call the Maine QuitLink at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. They can help you determine if you are really ready and when the best time for you to quit is.
Symptoms of Withdrawal
If you have smoked or vaped regularly and suddenly stop, you may have withdrawal symptoms due to the lack of nicotine in your body. Some things you may experience:
- Problems sleeping
- Increased appetite
- Depressed mood
- Anger, hostility, aggression
- Thinking and attention problems
Thing to Keep in Mind
- Withdrawal symptoms are usually the worst 2-3 days after your last tobacco use
- Symptoms are both mental and physical
- Nicotine replacements can help
- Call your doctor if you have questions or concerns