Skills to Help You Cope with Stopping Tobacco Use

Skills to Help You Cope with Stopping Tobacco Use

Withdrawal Symptoms and how to Cope

[*]Cravings for tobacco - Distract yourself

[*]Do deep-breathing exercises

[*]Realize that cravings are brief

[*]Irritability - Take a few slow, deep breaths

[*]Soak in a hot bath

[*]Insomnia - Take a walk several hours before bed

[*]Avoid beverages with caffeine after noon

[*]Unwind by reading for a while

[*]Take a warm bath

[*]Eat a banana or drink warm milk

[*]Increased appetite - Drink water or low-calorie liquids

[*]Make a personal survival kit: Include straws, cinnamon sticks, coffee stirrers, licorice, toothpicks, gum, or fresh vegetables

[*]Inability to concentrate - Take a brisk walk

[*]Simplify your schedule for a few days

[*]Take a break

[*]Fatigue- Get adequate sleep each night

[*]Take a nap

[*]Try not to push yourself for 2-4 weeks

[*]Constipation, gas, stomach pain- Drink plenty of fluids

[*]Gradually change your diet - See your dietitian

[*]Add fiber to your diet: fruit, raw vegetables, whole grain cereals

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  • you forgot ....

    Post on this forum if you get a craving and wait for 5 replies before giving in to that craving ... and ...

    Read Read Read (ha beat johntkd to the read comment) :D

    If all that fails - start fighting!:p

  • If having problems with missing holding a cigerette,

    Invest in a stress ball, blu tack or anything small and pliable - some places give away beads/balls etc (our local no smoking group did)

    rehards

    KB

  • If having problems with missing holding a cigerette,

    Invest in a stress ball, blu tack or anything small and pliable - some places give away beads/balls etc (our local no smoking group did)

    rehards

    KB

    Failing all else make inane posts and spell like a 5 year old. ;)

  • Failing all else make inane posts and spell like a 5 year old. ;)

    Oh that is so very very funny,

    But you know what - I can afford to make as many mistakes as I like , I have idiots working for me for minimum wage (peanuts) that ensure these mistakes don't escape!

    lmao

    Sue

    xxxx

  • I have idiots working for me for minimum wage (peanuts)

    WOW!:eek:

    Well done Sue - you've rendered me speechless...:eek:

  • Oh that is so very very funny,

    But you know what - I can afford to make as many mistakes as I like , I have idiots working for me for minimum wage (peanuts) that ensure these mistakes don't escape!

    lmao

    Sue

    xxxx

    :eek: And you brag about it :confused:

    Oh, and they're not very good at their jobs - must me the sh!te pay!

    Treat folk decently and you will sleep with many virgins in the after life. :cool:

  • The feeling alway's was mutual.

  • The feeling alway's was mutual.

    Tsk, tsk...that apostrophy is superfluous. :(

  • Cavaliar & Cosmos

    This message is directly pointed at you two clowns. I really do not know what you game is or why you are both so bitter and twisted.

    I have witnessed your nastiness first hand, your bullying tactics and your snide remarks, your have found please in driving away other members, Why? Do either of you really think you are that clever? Rather sad in my opinion a couple of utter nutcases at the very least, obviously underachievers and lacking somewhat in other directions – take it as you like - as I said you can always press the ignore button!

    Regards

    sue

  • not on here please

    Come on guys not on here please, I don't normally pass comment, but hey!! think of the newbies here, 1st impressions and all. It's already been said there's not many new quiters so don't give it cause to put em off.

    Jill x

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