It would be easier for you to
quit if those around you didn't smoke. Discuss quitting together. If this isn't an option, talk to the
person(s) about not smoking around you. When you can, avoid places where others are smoking.
If you enjoy smoking when you drink alcohol, you may need to give up alcohol when you quit smoking, at least for a while.
Stress can lead to smoking, but smoking doesn't really make stress go away.
To control stress, learn what
causes your stress and how to change the way you react. For suggestions, see the topic
Assess your tobacco use(What is a PDF document?) to discover your smoking triggers. For some people,
morning coffee and going out with friends are common
Change the way you have coffee: the place, the coffee mug, everything that you
did when you were smoking.
Going out with friends. If drinking makes you want to smoke, see about going to a movie rather than going out for
Teen issues, such as fitting in
with the crowd and dealing with stress
Fresher-smelling clothes and
breath are just a few
reasons for teens to quit smoking. They may actually
improve their chances of fitting in. Also, feeling good physically may help
teens deal with stress in healthier ways than by smoking.
Quitting smoking when you have other health problems
have depression or
anxiety, talk to your doctor before you quit smoking. He or she may have helpful ideas on which medicines may work best for you to quit smoking.
Smoking can also affect the level of certain medicines in your
blood. If you take medicines for a health problem, talk with your doctor before
you quit smoking to see whether you should change the dose of any of your