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How to Deal with Cravings [ STEP 4 ]

Cravings to smoke and withdrawal symptoms are a normal, temporary part of the quitting process. Focus on the fact that these are "recovery symptoms" and they'll soon be behind you.

Remember, if you don't give in and smoke, you won't ever have to experience them again!

FOR THESE SYMPTOMS, JUST TRY...

SYMPTOM: The urge to smoke, strong cravings

TRY: Tell yourself that the urge will pass in three to five minutes. Distract yourself by doing something else.

SYMPTOM: Feeling irritable, tense, on edge

TRY: Take a break. Walk away from the situation. Deep breathing or a brisk walk can help.

SYMPTOM: Trouble concentrating

TRY: Break up large projects into smaller ones. Look for ways to take short breaks.

SYMPTOM: Extra energy, restlessness

TRY: You body is rebounding. Use this extra energy for things you have been putting off.

SYMPTOM: Sleepiness

TRY: Take a walk to get some fresh air or take a catnap.

SYMPTOM: Trouble sleeping at night

TRY: Try deep breathing and avoid drinks with caffeine. Take a brisk walk.

SYMPTOM: Constipation and irregularity

TRY: Add fiber to your diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains). Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.

SYMPTOM: Coughing

TRY: This is a good sign! Your lungs are working to clear themselves out. Have cough drops on hand.

SYMPTOM: Headache

TRY: Your body is adjusting to being nicotine-free. Try some deep breathing.

SYMPTOM: Hunger and craving for sweets

TRY: These reactions are normal. Drink water. Reach for a low calorie snack or low sugar sweets.

Some of the many lasting positive signs of recovery from smoking include:

  • Brighter skin
  • A better sense of taste and smell
  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • More energy
  • Reduced sinus problems
  • Better circulation
  • Feelings of pride and accomplishment
     
  STEP 1

Tools For The First Two Weeks-->>

     
  STEP 2

Tips for Staying Quit-->>

     
  STEP 3

Think Positive-->>

     
  STEP 4

How to Deal with Cravings-->>

     
  STEP 5

How to Prevent Slips-->>

     
  STEP 6

If You Slip...>>

     
  STEP 7

If You Relapse...>>

     
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