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Redefine the Word “Slip-Up”

Sometimes slip-ups happen, even to the most dedicated quitters.

Make sure that you try to stop smoking in accordance with your plan. If you slip up and smoke, try to quit again. Slipping up is not the end of the world if you do. It’s merely a part of the quitting process.

If you slip up, it’s not a failure; consider it a learning experience. Think about who you were with and what you were doing and figure out how to handle it differently next time. Then, reaffirm your commitment to quitting and move on.

After all, it’s not a relapse—it’s a slip-up—and as long as you continue trying and commit not to slip up again, that’s all it is.