on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tobacco cravings can wear you down when you are trying to quit smoking o Tobacco Chewing.Delaying,avoiding triggers,yoga and Nicotine Replacement ae among the ways to resist Cravings.

For most Tobacco users,tobacco cravings or urges to smoke can be powerful.

So here are top 10 ways to resist the urge to smoke or use tobacco:

  • DELAY-If you Feel like you're give in to your Tobacco craving,tell yourself that you must wait 10 more minutes and then do something to distract yourself for that period of time.Repeat as often as needed.
  • DON'T HAVE JUST ONE- You might have been tempted to have just one cigarette to satisfy a tobacco craving.But dont fool yourself into believing that you can stop at just one.More often than not,having just one leads to another-and you may wind up using tobacco again.
  • AVOID TRIGGERS- Urges for Tobacco are likely to be strongest in the situations were you smoked or chewed Tobacco most often,such as at Parties or Bars,in the car,or while watching Television. Identify your Trigger situations and have a plan in place so that you can avoid them entirely or get through them without Tobacco.
  • GET PHYSICAL- Physical activity can help distract you from Tobacco cravings and reduce the intensity of cravings.Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity can make a tobacco craving go away.Get out for a Walk or Jog.
  • PRACTICAL RELAXATION TECHNIQUES-In the Past,smoking may have been your way to deal with Stress.Trying to resist a Tobacco craving itself be stressful.Take the edge off Stress,by practicing relaxation techniques.These include Deep Breathing exercises,Muscle relaxation,yoga,Visualization,hypnosis and massage.
  • GO ONLINE- Join an Online Stop-Smoking Group or Read a Quitters Blog and post encouraging thoughts for someone else who might be struggling with tobacco cravings.Learn from how others have handled their tobacco cravings.
  • CHEW ON IT- Give your mouth something to do to fight a Tobacco Craving.Chew on sugarless Gum or Hard Candy.Or munch on Hard Carrots,celery,nuts or sunflower seeds-something crunchy or Satisfying.
  • TRY NICOTINE REPLACEMENTS- Try a Nicotine Replacement Product instead of a Cigarette.Some types of Nicotine replacement Therapy,including Patches,gums and lozenges,are available over the Counter.Nicotine nasal spray and the Nicotine Inhaler are available by prescriotion as are the stop-smoking medications buproprion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix).


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