By Mayo Clinic Staff
Trying to quit smoking but having nicotine cravings? Don't give in. If you do feel like you're going to grab that cigarette or other tobacco product, tell yourself that you must wait just 10 more minutes. Then do something to distract yourself from the urge, such as taking a walk, texting your friends or doing a set of pushups. This simple distraction trick may be enough to derail your urge to have a cigarette, since tobacco cravings usually pass within minutes. Repeat as often as needed.
May 15, 2013
- Quitting smoking: 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings. MayoClinic.com. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nicotine-craving/SK00057. Accessed Feb. 16, 2012.