Tired of having to step away from summer fun to take a smoke break? Would you rather spend your money on vacation than packs of cigarettes? We all know smoking is bad for your health, but it also takes up a lot of time and money, not to mention the lingering odor. Despite all of the negatives, we know it can be hard to quit. Below are a few tips to help you with your journey to quit smoking and make the most of your summer.

Set a date – You’ve made the decision to stop smoking, now set a date to have your final cigarette. After you’ve set a date you can enjoy the rest of your summer cigarette free. Also, nicotine is out of your system in a few days, so keep in mind that every day after you quit will just get easier.

Stay busy – Summer months are full of parties, BBQs, and vacations which make it a great time to quit smoking. Keeping your days busy will keep your mind off cigarettes and allow you to enjoy summer activities without smoke breaks.

Drink water – Drinking water throughout the day will not only keep your body hydrated in the hot summer months, but also helps to limit cigarette cravings.

Reward yourself – Quitting smoking is not an easy task and you should be proud of your progress. Set a time frame, such as six months cigarette free, and plan a shopping spree or weekend getaway to reward yourself. Plus think of all the money you’ll save not buying cigarettes every day.

If you decide you’re ready to quit smoking, call us today at 352-332-7222 to schedule an appointment with your CWH physician to discuss your goals and to set a plan that will help you quit.