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Commit to Quit: World No Tobacco Day 2021

Many smokers want to quit but don't want to take the plunge. World No Tobacco Day 2021 is the perfect opportunity for them to commit to quit!

Commit to quit smoking

2021/05/31

Since 1988, every year May 31 is dedicated to World No Tobacco Day. In the particular period of health crisis that we are currently experiencing, many smokers say they are ready to stop smoking. It's therefore quite natural that the theme of this 2021 edition is “commit to quit”, to encourage those who wish to say goodbye to cigarettes. On this occasion, Kwit gives you its advice to put all the chances on your side and quit smoking during World No Tobacco Day 2021!

Commit to Quit for World No Tobacco Day in COVID-19 Time

World No Tobacco Day is a prevention day on the dangers of tobacco sponsored by the World Health Organization and held every May 31. Each edition has its own theme, and the theme of the 2021 edition is “commit to quit” to preserve your health, but also that of your loved ones by protecting them from passive smoking. It fits with the current context that has led many people to want to quit smoking. 🌎

More than a year after the appearance of COVID-19, studies tend to prove that smokers are more exposed to severe forms of this disease, their probability of developing one being 30% greater than that of non-smokers. World No Tobacco Day 2021 is, therefore, the ideal opportunity to bring the extra motivation needed to those who wanted to quit smoking but didn't want to start. If you are one of these people, you might be interested in our tips!

Our tips for quitting smoking and keeping your commitment

You are ready to commit to quit on World No Tobacco Day 2021, but don't know where to start? The following may help!

Prepare yourself to quit to be ready for World No Tobacco Day

Commit to quit smoking means saying goodbye to tobacco for good. If you want to quit smoking on World No Tobacco Day 2021, it may be helpful to plan your quit to achieve your goal, even if it's only a few days in advance. You can for exemple:

  1. Set a quit date. If you need a few extra days to get your mind around the fact that you're going to quit smoking, that's okay. Take as much time as you need, the key is to stick to the date you set. 🗓
  2. Once the big day arrives, to act out the beginning of your new tobacco-free life, throw away all the things that remind you of cigarettes. By doing so, you won't have the opportunity to light one up if you have a craving. 🚮
  3. List reasons that make you want to quit. If your motivation drops, then simply reread this list to remind yourself why you commit to quit. 📝
  4. If you've tried to quit smoking before, try to understand what didn't work to find the things that caused your relapse. Also keep in mind that these attempts are by no means failures, as they allowed you to learn more about yourself. 💡
  5. Identifying the reasons of your relapses will, among other things, help you develop strategies to help you resist the urge to smoke. Once you develop these strategies, you will be stronger than ever. 💪

Find your method to quit smoking

There are as many strategies for quitting as there are smokers. Commit to quit on World No Tobacco Day 2021 means finding the method that works best for you, the one that will help you become and stay smoke-free. There are many options. For example, you can:

  • Use nicotine substitutes, useful for gradually reducing your level of dependence on nicotine.
  • Download Kwit, our smoking cessation application, which will be there to help and guide you towards your new smoke-free life every step of the way.

If this reassures you, you can also be accompanied by a health professional, such as your doctor or a tobacco specialist. He will be able to advise you on the method he thinks is best for you and can also reassure you about the possible withdrawal symptoms you might be going through. 👩‍⚕️

Using an application to quit smoking

Kwit, the ideal companion to quit smoking on World No Tobacco Day

For many, quitting smoking is a real challenge. If World No Tobacco Day 2021 has inspired you to commit to quit, you'll need to find other sources of motivation in the long run. One solution is to seek support. This can be from your loved ones, or from our support group. But if you want a companion to go with you at all times, Kwit is the way to go. 🤝

Kwit is a smoking cessation application based on Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies which are scientifically recognized as effective for quitting smoking. With its fun and caring approach, Kwit is there to motivate and support you every step of the way. So don't wait any longer, and download the app! 📱

And if you want to put all the chances on your side to make your smoking cessation a success, find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, where we share new tips every day!

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