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Do Not Smoke

Quit smoking - Smoking is harmful to your health. You do not have to wait any longer to kick the habit.


Parents who smoke also put their children’s health in danger. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), ear infections, and asthma are more common in children in households where people smoke.

Most teen smokers are from families with smokers. About 60% of youth smokers in Singapore have at least one parent who smokes[1].

Here are some ways to curb the urge to smoke.

  1. Delay
    Each time you have the urge to smoke, go through the motion - chew on healthy snacks like nuts or carrots and drink water to delay the urge to smoke.

  2. Get physical
    Redirect your energy by doing any form of exercise. Simple exercises like push-ups, squats or a jog can help you distract from your tobacco cravings.

  3. Try nicotine replacement therapy
    Consider Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to relieve withdrawal symptoms. There are different types of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) available: nicotine patches and nicotine gum, to name a few. Ask your doctor for more information.

  4. Get support
    Connect with a family member or friend to help you in your effort. By doing this, it will help lighten your emotional load and give you comfort and support in your quitting journey. You can also seek advice from professionally trained Quit Advisors and Pharmacists to aid you in your journey to quit smoking.

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1. Findings of the Student Health Survey 2006 conducted by the Health Promotion Board (HPB). Accessed from