MATCH-DAY BY MATCH-DAY
HOW TO DO THE TREBLE
Live longer, feel healthier and save money. That’s an amazing treble. But, especially in the first few days, all forms of tobacco and nicotine can be tough opponents. You can win – with strength, determination and support. Game on.
Matchday 1 • Smoke Free You Vs Real Nicotina • Champions League Final
Be prepared. Nicotine cravings kick in within 2 hours. Stay strong. You can tackle cravings by drinking plenty of water, taking a walk or, of course, with nicotine replacement patches or gum (free if you don’t pay for prescriptions),
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Matchday 2 • Smoke Free You Vs Ciggies City • FA Cup Final
Well done. You’ve won your biggest match. The levels of poisonous carbon monoxide in your blood will already be decreasing. But, as your body begins to get rid of nicotine, you’ll face a few crunching challenges. Don’t give in. Watch out for your triggers – stay away from situations, people and places where you would normally smoke.
Matchday 3 • Smoke Free You Vs Bifters United • League Decider
You’re winning already. But you’ll still need all the support you can get. Day 3 tends to be the trickiest, toughest match. You might think just one drag won’t hurt you. But, in football terms, you’re dropping vital points that could set you back for the whole season. Keep fighting: never give in. Try a little exercise – just a five minute walk or some light stretching can take the edge off.
Matchday 4 • Smoke Free You Vs Tobacco Rovers • Local Derby
Never trust The Ciggies. When you think you’re winning, you’ll face some tough challenges. When nicotine is withdrawn, you may feel anxious, get a headache or have sleepless nights. That’s why it’s worth considering substitutes like patches, mouthspray or lozenges. They’re available free if you don’t pay for prescriptions. Call our information line to find out more: 0800 061 4212.
Week 1 • Smoke Free You Vs Wheezing Albion • League Match Away
The worst might be over but the first couple of weeks still bring some hairy fixtures. Especially away from home you might be tempted by social situations to let the side down. Remember your goal. Remember the powerful reasons you want to be smoke-free.
Week 2 • Smoke Free You Vs Notvery Athletic • League Match Home
Nicotine cravings usually last about two weeks but you have to stay strong. Everyday stresses make long-term habits hard to break. It’s not enough just to stop the cigarettes – you have to play positively if you want to win. Find some new goals in life. With the money you’re saving, try a few new things or re-discover your old passions. For example, you could treat yourself to a boss pair of trainers and try a little exercise. Or if you like music, save up to see a great gig.
Week 3 • Smoke Free You Vs Hacking-Cough Harriers • Charity Shield
You’re not quite on easy street, and there can always be surprise defeats. But you should be well on your way to a healthier, richer smoke-free lifestyle. Can you hear all your supporters chanting your name?
Week 4 • Smoke Free You Vs Hospitalpass Reserves • Exhibition Match
Easy, easy, easy. What a season you’ve had so far. From health and fitness concerns, you’re now starting to feel more like your old self again. You’re reducing your risks of serious illness. And, with a clear head and some great savings, you’re set to enjoy life more. And if you see a ciggy? It’s an easy pass.