2. Don’t quit the same day you make the decision. You need time to prepare for a smoke-free life. Throw out ashtrays. Talk to your friends and family to gather your support group. Start an exercise routine to “relieve tension, promote good sleep and help control weight gain,” according to HMS. It takes simply 30 minutes of walking per day to make a difference.
3. Be prepared for withdrawal symptoms. "Anticipate withdrawal symptoms such as grumpiness, restlessness, irritability, hunger, headache, anxiety and drowsiness or insomnia. The discomfort usually peaks one to three weeks after you quit, and then it gradually diminishes. To get through the rough patches, stock up on low-calorie snacks and sugarless gum or candy to keep your mouth busy.“