Before You Stop Smoking
Things you should know before you quit smoking for good.
It isn't easy to make the decision to put down that last cigarette.
Before your quit day, make sure you have a good supply of NicoDerm® CQ® stop smoking patches handy — the patch with patented SmartControl™ technology — and that you've read the instructions for using the patch correctly. See information about using NicoDerm CQ.
Even though NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl will help relieve cravings associated with nicotine withdrawal*, you should know that cravings don't end after you smoke your last cigarette — they can actually get worse! Weeks, even months, after your last puff the cravings remain because they are tied to your smoking habit. That's why it's important to follow the full course of therapy as described in the instructions for using NicoDerm CQ — and to be sure you're using it properly.
The good news: things will eventually get easier. Right now, your best plan is to stay committed to quitting even when the going gets rough. Use these tools to help you better understand what
you're up against. Once you know, you can be ready for any situation.
Before you quit, make sure to check out these helpful tips.
How hard will it be for you to break the habit? Take the dependency quiz.
Understand your triggers with this helpful tool.