The most important help in quitting for me was/is SELF TALK
Self talk is never really noticed until we are forced to try to remember. Do we remember practicing multiplication tables, or just 3 things to get at the store, or being some where and ya gotta find the bathroom? What is going on in our thinking then?
We talk to our-self all the time, it's pretty constant ..from directions to get some place, to reciting what's in a recipe.
It's no different to offer yourself encouragement and support to quit tobacco. And remember. .you believe what you say, be sure it starts with something like.." I don't know how, but I know I can do this, I've done harder things than this.
Do you question if quitting is harder than anything you've ever done? Try to think for a moment, to a time or situation when you just didn't know how you were going to make it through - look in the mirror, you did make it , and you thought then I don't know how I'm going to do this... but you did. Don't let society tell you that quitting is the hardest thing you've ever done, don't believe the relapse percentage.
Remember, each day is a new one, just do it again. Use the products if you are using them, if not then practice what you did before, get active, use your imagination : build a toothpick log cabin, start the closet clean out, mow the yard. Drink more water, do wall push ups, but most of all talk to yourself. Make those nicotine products disgusting in your own mind, - I don't like pickled beets so my cigs became pickled beets... when I first quit - the thought of a cigarette would pop up and I'd start repeating PICKLED BEETS, PICKLED BEETS, PICKLED BE... I couldn't say it the third time.
What was / is the best help for you to quit?