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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 20
When you are tempted or have the strong urge to smoke:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJohn Hughes, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry
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