If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up. Here are a few tips that may help you to resist the urge to smoke or use tobacco when a tobacco craving strikes.
Sip and eat: Sipping cold water through a straw can help replace the act of sucking on a cigarette. It also releases dopamine, a brain chemical that can help ease bad moods. Eating small meals can also help you get past the urge to smoke. Choose lean, healthy foods to avoid weight gain.
Brush your teeth: One of the instant perks of quitting is that your mouth tastes better and your breath smells better. Brush often. That way, you will be less inclined to light up a cigarette and foul that clean, fresh mouth.
Be active every day: Exercise offers a powerful distraction from cravings. When you are active, your body sends out natural chemicals that help your mood and ease your stress. Walking is one of the simplest options.
Limit caffeine: Caffeine helps some people get going in the morning and stay alert when they are tired. But it makes others feel tense, jittery and stressed. Breaking your nicotine addiction can boost those effects. If caffeine makes you jumpy or anxious, cut back on it.