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It's common for people to smoke a cigarette or two, once in a while, after quitting. Here are some ideas for getting back on track.
Plan what you'll do the next time you're in that situation.
It's common to have a few slip-ups. Don't give up. You're not a smoker just because you slip up a few times.
Ask loved ones for help. Try a support group, a quit-smoking app, or a quitline that provides counseling over the phone.
Avoid places where you can easily ask for a cigarette. Don't buy a pack. If you're tempted to smoke, make yourself wait 2 hours.
Try to learn from past situations when you resisted temptation.
If you're not using medicine or nicotine replacement, think about trying it. Consider starting a quit-smoking program or talking to a counselor trained to help people quit.
Current as of:
February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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