By Mayo Clinic Staff

Stress and anxiety can increase your urge to smoke and derail your effort to quit smoking. Use stress management and relaxation techniques to keep stress and anxiety under control. 1. Prioritize your tasks. 2. Take breaks when you need to. 3. Practice relaxation exercises, deep breathing or meditation. 4. Listen to your favorite music. 5. Find a creative outlet such as art, music, crafts or dance.

April 25, 2017