Story 3: “I slipped so did I fail?”

Story #3: I fell off the wagon. Now I feel like a loser. How long will it take for me to get this right?



  • Don’t beat yourself up. Most people don’t stay quit after just one try. So you’re in good company.
  • If you slip and use tobacco a couple times, think about what might have triggered you to use tobacco. Add it to your quit plan. You can get right back on track, even if you slipped.
  • Take this as an opportunity to stay quit in the face of tough times by choosing alternative activities [PDF 253KB] to replace situations where you are often tempted to use tobacco.