Coping with alcohol as a nonsmoker
Switching it up –Switch to non-alcoholic drinks
Try saying "No thanks..." –Practice saying, “No thanks, I quit” when someone offers you a cigarette or invites you on a cigarette break.
Make a plan to occupy yourself when they go out to smoke – take a walk, call a friend, or deep breathing.
Changing habits –Holding your non-alcoholic beverage in the hand you used to hold your cigarette. Play with a straw or stir stick for hand-to-mouth cravings.
Avoid –people who might give you a tough time about not drinking, and avoid places where you know there will be alcohol. Do this at least for the first few weeks of your quit.
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