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Smoking - Cravings

Learn to deal with cravings:

Cravings can occur frequently during the first few days of stopping. A craving increases in intensity over a period of three to five minutes and then begins to subside.

Tips for cravings - the four D's:

  • Delay at least three minutes and the urge will pass.
  • Drink a glass of water or fruit juice
  • Distractyourself. Move away from the situation.
  • Deep breathes, breathe slowly and deeply.

Start saving money.

Put away the amount of money you would normally spend on cigarettes each week and watch your savings grow.

Watch what you eat.

Be extra careful with your diet. Avoid snacking on sweets and chocolates at times you used to have a cigarette.If you need a snack try some fruit or chew sugar-free gum.

Take one day at a time.

Remember. Every day without a cigarette is good news for your health, your family and your pocket.


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