This is normal - especially if you’ve tried several times.
Here’s an explanation of the difference between a slip and a relapse when quitting smoking. This should help you see your past experience in a positive light and confidently take your next steps in breaking free from cigarettes.
A slip is when you take two or three puffs of a cigarette or one or a few entire cigarettes. But:
Keep this phrase in mind as a cry of freedom for smokers: "To fall down is human; to get back up is divine!"
A relapse is when you do the same thing but you are unable to stop yourself...
If this happens to you again, tell yourself you’re still a winner:
In the other section of the site, THAT’S IT, I QUIT! you’ll not only find new and effective tools for letting nicotine cravings pass, but exercises to help you get back on track if you ever relapse!
But before going to this next section, take the time here to work through your roadblocks and rebuild your confidence and determination to free yourself from cigarettes once and for all!
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