When you are craving to smoke:

  • Try to amuse yourself with something.
  • Talk to someone.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Drink a glass of water.
  • Find something to occupy your hands.
  • Put something in your mouth, candy (preferably sugarless), a toothpick...
  • Eat a piece of fruit, or carrot or celery sticks.
  • Breathe deeply and feel your lungs filled up with air. Repeat it four or five times.
  • Remember how good you will feel if you pass the test, and how bad if you need to repeat it.
  • You know that if you overcome this "pull" the urge to smoke will disappear.
  • Brush your teeth and enjoy the refreshing taste.
  • Make short rounds of exercises, such as opening and closing your fists, bend and stretch your knees, etc.
  • Avoid after-meal chats.
  • Take a shower or a bath.
  • Think of a soothing, pleasing situation. Think positive.
  • Call a friend and if he knows that you are doing the treatment, he will certainly help you.
  • You can arrange that cupboard, or these accumulated documents or answer some backward e-mails.
  • Go to the cinema.
  • Go to take a walk through the supermarket.
  • You don’t feel like making a cake or a biscuit?
  • If you have a cigarette, wet it and throw it away.
  • Out to buy something, even a small notebook.
  • Think about the slavery of smoking. All this discomfort is due to it.
  • Try to amuse yourself with crosswords, sudokus, etc.
  • Take the opportunity to read that newspaper article that you thought was interesting.
  • The manual exercises are very practical.
  • If you know, draw something.
  • If you are working, focus on your work.
  • Get the manicure on your nails.
  • Go to the hairdresser’s shop.
  • Go to an exhibition, a Museum.

General tips during the treatment:

  • Eat less but more often, have breakfast twice, have lunch, have a snack in the afternoon, have dinner, but in small quantities.
  • Avoid the very sweet or too spicy food.
  • Get used to lowering the stairs afoot.
  • Think about how proud you will feel of when you become an ex-smoker.
  • Calculate the money you’ll save in one year. Think about how to spend it.
  • Try to be with people who do not smoke and let them know about your treatment.
  • Avoid coffee and alcohol.
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