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Slip-Up - a puff or a few cigarettes during your quit attempt.
Relapse - a return to smoking regularly.

Most people who try to quit have setbacks. It’s a common part of the quitting journey.

It’s good to treat setbacks as learning opportunities and this section will help you to do so.

If you’ve had a slip-up (a puff or a few cigarettes during your quit attempt) it’s natural to feel bad but it’s also a warning to take seriously.

If you’ve relapsed (returned to smoking regularly) try quitting again when you feel ready.

A great strategy for recovering from a slip-up, or getting back on track after relapse, is to seek the support from Quitline or the QuitCoach.

Arrange for a callback from Quitline.