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I find it can be easier to break the habit of buying smokes if you make yourself buy a different brand than you are currently used to. Extra good if you buy something that you know you can't stand!
Get yourself a little spray bottle, put some vinegar in and squirt your smokes with it. It makes them taste even worse than they already do.
Okay here is one I read somewhere. Often you will only be tempted to smoke when you have that packet right there when you can access it. And if you run out then you think... I'll just buy a pack and only have a few. Doesn't work.
Try wrapping your smoke packet up in something annoying like cellophane or clingwrap. Then wrap sticky tape all around it. Put in in a bag and bury it. That's rig...
Alrighty we all know how hard this one is. How often do you see people finish their meal and light up? It's almost as thought the meal isn't finished until that ciggie is smoked. A tip I learnt years ago is .. Vitamin C!! Have some slices of orange after your meal. Not only are they messy and sticky, meaning you will have to take more time to go wash your hands, but vitamin C can help kill cravin...
The one I used last time when I was younger and had quit was to take a walk first thing in the morning. Pre-coffee! Get the fresh morning air in my lungs and just keep telling myself how good it feels to be able to breathe well. Make sure you don't take your smokes with you!
Smokingwhen I get stressed is a biggie for me. To manage it, I am going to avoid stressful situations where possible. Avoid stressful people! Think 'calm' thoughts when I start to feel I am getting stressed out.
I want to quit smoking so that I can svae money to renovate my home. I am starting up a new fitness regime and want all the lung capacity I can get! I tell myself everytime I slip up and have a smoke, just how foul it tastes and that I am inhaling sooo many harmful poisons.
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