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Trying to quit smoking, am only smoking at home after work. Suggestions?

Hi hope you are good. I am trying to stop smoking , its so difficult. I smoke 2-4 a day - but that in the evening cos i dont smoke at work and my first smoke is at 5.30 pm after I have my supper and exercise. My doctor says its emotional problem cos I am not addicted as such. It just makes me feel good. I can do without it for a whole day but once I am home, I must have it. that means as long as i am out of the house, I am fine. please help..thanks so much. Naina
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Hello Naina,
Its good that you are considering to quit smoking.
Firstly will give you some self help tips
- Change to non preferred brand
- Buy less cigarettes/sachet at a time rather than piling the stock
- Keep a record on the amount and frequency of tobacco used
- Decrease the number of puffs when smoking
- During craving, try alternatives like using chewing gums,drinking water, deep breathing and delaying the act.
Apart from this you can set a quit date, you can also use nicotine gums.
As you smoke only at home look out for the triggering factors which might help in controlling smoking.
I hope you will be able to quit with above mentioned tips.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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