Controlling my environment

Make your quit easier by getting rid of all your smoking reminders at home, work, car or any other place that you used to smoke.

Set the stage for change. Do you want to save your choices or add your own? It is easy and free.

What will you do to control your environment?

  • Get rid of clutter, and remove the odour of smoke from walls, carpets and furniture.
  • Having all that smoking paraphernalia lying around can be a trigger, so get rid of them.
  • If you are planning to use NRT or prescription medications, make sure you’ve got them for quit day. Remember that prescription meds like Varenicline (Champix®) or Bupropion SR (Zyban®) should be started two weeks before your quit date.
  • Give your clothes a good clean, and where possible, hang them outside to get that fresh air smell. Don’t forget to dry clean your coats and suits.
  • Gather supplies you’ll need to support your quit. Stock up on healthy snacks and keep some at work and in your car. Buy things to chew on like cinnamon sticks, sunflower seeds, sugarless candy, celery and carrot sticks. Get something to keep your hands busy too, like a squeeze ball or Rubik’s cube. And don’t forget to have lots of water on hand.