Good preparation is an important aspect of successfully quitting smoking.
You need to choose a date to quit, let friends and family know, choose a support system, and identify potential smoking triggers.
An often overlooked form of preparation is to get rid of all physical memories of smoking, including cigarettes, matches, ashtrays, and lighters. Getting rid of these things will keep everything clean and fresh at work, in the car, and at home, which is great as even the smell of cigarettes can trigger cravings.
While you are throwing away all of your smoking-related items, it’s not a bad time to get all of the Marie Kondo and organize your living space. Organizing your home or office is a great way to take your mind off your nicotine cravings.
When you dispose of all of the unwanted smoking equipment in your home, you want to make sure that you do it in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
If you want to dispose of the lighter in the regular trash, you must first use up all of the liquid in it. Do not open the lighter or flush the gas down the drain as this can be harmful to sewage treatment plants and the environment.
Ashtrays made of glass or plastic should be rinsed out and disposed of in the recycling bin, not in the garbage. Unused matches should be soaked in cold water for a few minutes and thrown in the trash.
You can send your old cigarettes to this company. They recycle your cigarettes and give you points for charitable giving.
Before you start quitting, prepare yourself, including eliminating all physical memories of smoking. Much luck!
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