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Relapse Prevention (Part Two)

By Kate Kellaway

Some people see a slip-up for what it is – a minor hurdle on their way to being smoke free. But if you're ready to throw in the towel on your quit attempt after one cigarette, it's time to change the way you think.

Healthy thinking

While it doesn't take long for your body to rediscover its dependence on nicotine, one cigarette won't undo all the hard work you've put in getting over your physical withdrawal. The impact of one smoke on your mindset, however, can be profound. So it’s critical that you recognise any negative or destructive thought patterns that arise as a result of your slip-up, and address them straight away.

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