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Turning your environment into a 100-percent tobacco-free area is a key step in quitting successfully. And this doesn’t just mean tobacco itself but also everything that is related to it. Here are a few simple steps to follow in order to remove all tobacco traces:

  • Rid your home, car and work area of all tobacco-related items.
  • Throw out all lighters and ashtrays, and of course the tobacco products themselves.
  • Soak your tobacco products under water so you cannot use them.
  • Eliminate temptation – check for any “forgotten” cigarettes or tobacco in places like old jackets, purses, tackle boxes, desk drawers or glove compartments.
  • Wash any items that smell like tobacco – such as bedding, pillows and clothes.
  • If you can, professionally clean your carpets, furniture, drapes and car interior (or borrow or rent a steam cleaner).
  • Clear your head of tobacco as much as possible! Start thinking like a nonsmoker, and get enthusiastic about quitting.

You will have fewer urges to smoke if you get all tobacco and supplies out of your home and car. So now is the time to clean out your car, home and workspace.

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