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What can I do when I feel the urge to smoke?

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These urges usually don’t last very long, so you’ll want to distract yourself until they pass.

Talk with someone, go for a walk, drink water, or give yourself a task to work on.

If stress is a trigger, find healthy ways to calm down. You could exercise, read a book, or meditate. If you're not active now, check in with your doctor before you start working out.

From: FAQ on Quitting Smoking WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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