Here are tips to guide you to quit smoking:

  • Chew on gum or fruits but avoid anything sweet.
  • Wash your hands. Wet hands will deter you from picking up a cigarette.
  • Shower more frequently.
  • Pray for God to strengthen your determination and effort.
  • Turn your attention to exercise.
  • Get support from your family and friends.

Here are more tips to guide you to quit smoking:

  • Delay lighting up for five (5) minutes or longer.
  • Drink lots of water. Avoid coffee and tea.
  • Keep busy to distract yourself from smoking.
  • Avoid situations or areas that smokers frequent.
  • Pick a quit day and work towards it.
  • Get help at your nearest Perkhidmatan Berhenti Merokok [1].

80% of neck cancer victims are smokers. 90% of lung cancer victims are smokers.

Quit now! Smoking doesn’t pay.

References

  1. Ministry of Health Malaysia, Health Education Division, Siri Tak Nak Merokok Health Campaign Brochure
  2. ^ Since January 2007, the Ministry of Health Malaysia has provided a hotline service to aid smokers in giving up their habit. This hotline is known as Infoline Berhenti Merokok at 03-88834400. It operates daily during working hours. Infoline Berhenti Merokok is hosted by the Health Education Division of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Services provided: Advice on quit smoking; Tips to quit smoking; and Quit Smoking Clinic. Operating Hours: 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays (working days only).