Stoptober on NewU🚭

Hey U! 

In October, there is, in the Netherlands, a massive campaign to help people quit smoking. If you ever tried to quit smoking, you might have experienced how hard it can be. Research has shown that on average, it takes seven serious attempts before you quit smoking, A shockingly high number! However, if you want to quit smoking, you can do things to increase the chance of success! 

Analyze your smoking habits and practice saying no🙅

Start with analyzing at what place, with whom, and at what time you smoke. Analyzing your habits and understanding your making behaviour will help you prepare for seductions in the future. 

Practising to refuse a cigarette might feel a bit trivial. However, research has shown that you have a bigger chance of succeeding if you decide to say no before the event. For example, you might say something like; When I go outside for a lunch break, and Jane offers me a cigarette, I politely say no and mention that I stopped smoking. 

Find a buddy🫂

Find a friend, colleague or partner that also wants to quit smoking. Quitting together increases the chance of success and also makes it more fun. Instead of smoking together, you can now start training together. If you’re both using NewU, you can even become the new #1 of the leaderboard. 

Breathe the fresh air🫁

Do you have enough motivation? Have you made a plan, and do you have enough skills to deal with difficult situations? Then it is time to quit smoking. Failed the first attempt? Then try again and learn from every effort! You can do it!

Do you want to start with one of these steps, or do you want to work on another habit? On NewU, we have over 250 healthy habits! 

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Warm regards, 

Bart & Gijs from NewU