I am going to start of with my first target, which is to stop smoking. You smoke 20 cigarettes a day. This equals to 100 cigarettes a week and it is having a bad effect on your health. Over a four-month period I am hoping you will have stopped smoking. Below is a graph of when you smokes cigarettes. You are going to cut down from 20 cigarettes to 15 cigarettes. This will change will not be noticeable at first but it’s a starting point to finally quitting. You can join an NHS stop smoking group. It is 90 minutes per week and lots if advice and help is given.
I have given you a diary for her to write in so I can track your progress and how you are doingYou need to keep writing in your diary. I need you to write about when you crave cigarettes mostly during the day. When you crave your cigarettes instead you can replace it with an activity for example going jogging or catching up on some work. At the moment you smoke most when you socialise with your friends so I suggest that at the moment you stop going out with them. As they may tempt you back into smoking. When you do go out with your friends try to go to places where they do not allow smoking.
By now you will start to feel your airways becoming clearer. At the moment you are hardly doing any exercise. In your questionnaire you tell me that you think there is no reason for you to exercise, as you do not have enough time. Exercise has many good aspects and not only does it make you feel good on the outside it also boosts your self-esteem. I would like you to do 2-3 hours of exercise a week. I am hoping you will have a fixed routine of when you will exercise giving you enough time to go about your daily lifestyle to.