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Stay strong

Stay strong

If you’re a long-time smoker, certain people and places can remind you of smoking. Risky situations could include: your morning coffee, a lunch break with some co-workers or time spent with friends in the evening. For many smokers, drinking and cigarettes go hand-in-hand.

As much as you may want to smoke at these times, remember the reasons you quit. If you plan ahead of time, you’ll be more prepared when someone offers you a cigarette. Stay strong in uncomfortable situations by using these tips:

  • Change what you’re doing – go for a walk, talk to a friend.
  • Carry nicotine replacement gum, lozenges or spray.
  • Have a friend to help keep you on track during the night.
  • Cut out alcohol if it means you’ll be smoking.
  • Carry a list of reasons you quit, so you can refer back to it.
  • Go to the bathroom, wet your face and take deep breaths.
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