Set reminders to sample 10 times per day
- Give breath samples 10 times per day for a few days while smoking as you normally would.
- View your CO levels and how they change with smoking.
- As you quit smoking, continue to sample and track your CO levels as they return to normal levels within 1-2 days.
- You may find this informational in confirming your new non-smoker status. Quitting smoking permanently is the only way to minimize your health risks related to smoking.
Sample before and after each cigarette
- Give a breath sample immediately before each cigarette.
- Give another breath sample 5 minutes after each cigarette.
- Do this for one day to learn how much your CO rises with each cigarette.
Delay your first cigarette each day
- Wait a bit longer each morning before smoking your first cigarette.
- As you extend the time from awakening to smoking your first cigarette, see how long and how many low hourly CO samples you can submit before that first cigarette.
- For example, try to not smoke so that your first five breath samples from 8 am until noon are as low as possible.
Set an upper limit of CO, and lower that upper limit each day
- Set a goal for the CO level you do not want to go above.
- Each day, set a lower goal and try to keep your CO levels below that number.
Use a Home screen's timer to lengthen the time between cigarettes
- Gradually increase the amount of time between smoking each cigarette.
- Track your CO levels using the breath sensor app and Pivot app.