The first step in forgetting an old flame is throwing out all the stuff that reminds you of "the way we were."
So it's time now to go through your house, your car and your workplace and toss out everything that has to do with tobacco.
Toss the easy-to-spot stuff like ashtrays and lighters but also do things like have the interior of your car cleaned to get rid of the tobacco stink. And while you're in the car, why not take out that dashboard lighter and ashtray and store them on a shelf somewhere?
If you have a favorite smoking chair, consider cleaning it or moving it to a new spot. Look around your life, and you'll find plenty of things that are going to remind you of your old flame. Move them, hide them or toss them.
Throw your clothes in the washer. There's a smell to a smoker's clothes, one you will not miss once you've quit.
You might also want to visit your dentist. Your tobacco use has slowly made your teeth a lot yellower. A good cleaning can give an immediate boost to your self-esteem, as well as give you another reason to stay quit.
Take your dip, chew, snus or chewing tobacco out of your hunting, fishing, hiking, or other outdoor gear. Check your vest and pants pockets, tackle boxes, or backpacks to make sure they are temptation-free.
Survey your workbench, garage, shop, or tool box. Clear out dip, chew, snus or chewing tobacco to minimize urges while you’re tinkering, working on the car, doing chores or clearing the yard.
All this stuff is important. Remember, the more things you do to help you stop smoking, the better off you'll be on the day you quit.
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