It’s possible that you will smoke after you quit. Slips are common. It’s important to know the difference between a slip and a relapse and be ready to deal with it. Here’s one way to look at it.
Relapse – going back to smoking in some regular way.
It looks something like this:
Slip – having a puff or more, but getting back on track.
It looks something like this:You take a puff or smoke a cigarette.
Slips do not have to turn into relapses. Instead, say to yourself, “It was just a slip and I learned something from it. Now I’m closer to my goal.”
Just keep trying!