Being around other smokersSetting boundaries and being prepared
Ask the smokers in your life to:
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Respect youThat you have stopped smoking
Not smokeNo smoking around you
Keep tobacco out of sightNo cigarette packs and empty their ashtrays
Take their cigarettes with themWhen they leave your home
Tasks for you:
Make your home and car smoke–free zonesIf it’s not possible to have a smoke–free home, find one smoke–free place for yourself.
Always remember your reasons for stopping smokingYour reasons will help you through tough times.
Stay clearDon’t buy, carry, light, or hold cigarettes for others.
CravingsHave something for hand-to-mouth cravings (your quit kit).
AvoidWhen others light up, leave. Don’t return until they are done.
RememberYou are a nonsmoker, practice turning down an offer of a cigarette. “No thanks, I’ve stopped smoking” usually works.
Quit Kit: Try - Snacks – licorice, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds can calm feelings of hunger and offer a low-calorie snack. Activities – deep breathing (Breathe in slowly through your nose and out through your mouth. Count to four with each inhale and exhale. Repeat for 5- minutes.), word puzzles or a stress ball can provide distraction during cravings too! Cravings – keeping toothpicks or cinnamon sticks in your mouth can provide hand-to-mouth craving relief. Chew or hold these in your mouth when you feel a craving.
Last updated 8/9/2021 3:41 PM