Tips for Smokers Who Are Trying to Quit
Spend free time in places where smoking isn't allowed, such as museums, theaters and stores.
Drink a lot of liquids.
Avoid beverages you associate with smoking, particularly alcoholic beverages and coffee.
Keep your hands busy so you won't miss holding a cigarette.
Keep oral substitutes, such as healthy snacks, handy.
Associate with nonsmokers whenever possible.
Learn relaxation techniques to combat anxiety.
Start exercising to help reduce the possibility of weight gain.
Eat healthy meals and get plenty of rest.
Talk to your doctor or a smoking counselor.
Consider using nicotine substitutes, such as the patch, gum or a nicotine inhaler to help you over the initial withdrawal stage.