The best way to cope with a strong temptation to smoke is to quickly
remove yourself from the situation that is causing the temptation. Don't worry
about "how it will look" if you leave a party, wedding reception, or public
function to avoid the temptation to smoke. You have an important reason for
When you cannot remove yourself from a difficult situation, or when
the temptation to smoke is triggered by something other than a place or event,
consider what you can do, think about, or tell yourself that will help you cope
with the temptation. Use some activity to distract yourself for about 15
Quitting smoking is never easy. But a growing number of smoking cessation aids make it easier than ever for smokers to break their addiction to nicotine.
Research suggests that medications and nicotine replacement therapies can double and sometimes even triple the chances that a smoker will successfully quit. Some of these treatments also help to minimize weight gain while quitting -- an important plus for many smokers who want to kick the habit.
With a growing number of options available, doctors...