Tricks to Curb Cigarette Cravings

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?] Trying to quit smoking? You've probably already heard that going to the gym and hanging with friends are good ways to distract yourself. Here are other tricks to help curb those cravings.

If your mind is always on smoking, try meditation and deep-breathing techniques. Both can help take the edge off so you can stay focused.

Keep yourself busy. Try picking up a new hobby, like painting or dancing. By staying active, you'll be less likely to give in to temptation.

Been waiting for the right time to clean out that cluttered pantry? How about organize the garage? No better time than now. Projects like these will help keep you busy while the craving passes. Plus, you'll feel accomplished when the project is done.

Finally, whether it's playing a video game on your phone or playing a board game with your family, any type of mental activity can be a great distraction when trying to quit. Next time you feel the urge to smoke, be sure to give these steps a try instead.