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It's A Mind Game...

 

1


Light incense or candles instead of a cigarette.

2


Strike up conversation instead of a match for a cigarette.

3


Cut a drinking straw into cigarette-sized pieces. Inhale air.

4


Collect all your cigarette butts in a large glass container - you'll clearly see
just how much you DO smoke.

5


Take 10 deep breaths and hold the last one while lighting a match.
Exhale slowly and blow out the match. Pretend it's a cigarette and crush
it out in an ashtray. Repeat.

6


Decide positively that you want to stop. Try to avoid negative thoughts
about how difficult it might be.

7


When cravings become overwhelming: take naps, warm baths
or showers, or meditate.

8


If you miss the sensation of having a cigarette in your hand, play with
something else - a pencil, a paper clip, whatever.

9


Identify the trigger: Exactly what was it that prompted you to smoke? Be aware
of the trigger and decide now how you will cope with it when it comes up again.

19


Understand that withdrawal symptoms are temporary - they're healthy signs
that the body is repairing itself from its long exposure to nicotine.

11


When cravings occur, hold your breath as long as possible or take a
few deep rhythmic breaths.

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