Quit smoking: Surviving quit day

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Getting through your quit day can be emotionally and physically challenging, especially if tobacco cravings strike. Use these tips to help get through the day: 1. Don't smoke, not even just one. 2. Begin using nicotine replacement therapy if you've chosen that method. 3. Remind yourself of reasons to quit smoking. 4. Keep physically active. 5. Avoid situations and people that trigger cravings. 6. Attend a support group, counseling session or stop-smoking class. 7. Practice stress management and relaxation techniques. 8. Keep your hands busy by texting, writing, squeezing a ball or knitting.

May 20, 2014 See more In-depth