Every time you resist the urge to smoke, you’re one step closer to breaking your nicotine habit for good so reward yourself for your hard work. Reflect on your efforts and how healthy you are becoming – after a couple of days you’re almost nicotine free and the carbon monoxide in your blood will have dropped. By three months, circulation and immune function will improve and coughing and wheezing will ease. You’ll also feel less stressed. By a year, your lungs will be healthier.
Hint: treat yourself with the money you’ve saved – get a massage, see a movie, buy something nice. You’re doing it tough, it’s the least you can do. Remember, if you smoke a packet a day that’s a saving of around $10,000 in one year!