Strong Urges to Smoke when you are Addicted drive one to any lengths to "Smoke that Cigarette."
Can we ever be in Charge of our Lives again?  What can we do to Combat our

ADDICTIVE URGES?

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PREPARE TO:

IDENTIFING  YOUR  TRIGGERS
AND CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK.
  Yes, friends there really is more to life than meeting your friends at work for a cigarette.
We urge and invite you to write in with your triggers that you have identified.  We need to identify and list
all those pesky little hinderers that might keep us from accomplishing our goal of a "smoke free future."
How to handle the "triggers" that prompt you to light up... is often an overlooked area of preparation.
It's so very important to make a specific plan for what you will do instead of smoke. So here's a list of
possible triggers. Check off your triggers and add any others not on the list.  Here are a few  suggestions
on how to handle them You need to think of other specific ways to handle that situation that will work for
you ~ so that you won't "light up". Click on page below of triggers and print out page.


X TRIGGERS SUBSTITUTION
. Getting Out of Bed (try orange juice, many people find juice & smokes don’t mix well)
. Finishing a meal (try taking your shower after breakfast or tidy up around the house)
.. Boredom (Surprising how often I smoke from boredom (chew gum, have a mint, read). 
. Taking a work break  (read, needlework, take a short walk, write a novel)
. Having a drink (not advisable for the first month)
. Drinking Coffee (many people will switch to tea or other drink for  the first month)
. That fine sense of accomplishment (reward yourself with a snack or bubble bath, etc.) 
. Facing a family crisis (this is a time for your faith and a good support group) 
. Watching TV (doodle with the remote;>), keep hands busy)
. Attending a social function (Especially where there are other smokers (Avoid  smokers for a while, be a  non-smoking  “actor “ )
. Talking on the Telephone (doodle, switch hands on the receiver) 
. Reading (eat carrot or celery sticks, do deep breathing exercises, chew on straws)
. Driving  (Have you cleaned your car yet?)  (sing with the car radio, remove car ashtray) 
. The end of a work day (Not many of those allow smoking anymore)  (exercise!) 
. At a business meeting (Not many of those allow smoking anymore) (doodle, drink water) 
. A stressful work situation (remove yourself from situation?) 
. Bowling or other sports activities .
. Playing Cards  (hang out with non-smokers!)
. Talking with close friends, family (let them know emphatically that  you Quit) 
. When angry (better plan a strategy for this) (write about it  in your journal, get it out!) 
. Out of habit - no reason whatsoever. (write about it in your journal) 
. After sex (wish I had that problem)  (You’re on your own! I haven’t a clue!)
. . .

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HERE......If you would like to identify some triggers to add to the list, we would welcome them.
Just click on the pencil and send us your ideas.
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Thoughts to combat cravings
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 The Best Stop-Smoking Page on the Web
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 Don't Smoke.com
 Information for Smokers on the Web
 Tobacco Information and Preventive Source (TIPS)
 How to quit smoking without willpower
 The Tobacco Settlements
 QUITTING TIPS
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Coping Strategies: For Stopping Smoking Urges
Bud Ellis's NO SMOKERS Website
For Your Own Good - Tobacco Policy Resources
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