10 Smoking Triggers That Can Really Test You & How to Overcome Them

When quitting smoking you could experience a lot of situations that trigger you to smoke. Here are 10 of the most common and challenging ones.

  1. Alcohol– this can be a difficult situation to deal with because smokers associate drinking with smoking. Drinking alcohol can make you crave a cigarette, and it can break down that self-restraint ability, and commitment to not smoking you usually have when sober.
  2. Stress– this can make the quit-plan go out of the window where you feel smoking will help you relax. In fact, smoking does the opposite; it actually raises your blood pressure.
  3. After eating– you can get a strong craving to smoke especially after a big meal. But you will taste your food more if you don’t smoke.
  4. Social situations– parties, work colleague gatherings, birthdays, weddings can be challenging. Smoking can however cause interruptions too.
  5. Being around others that smoke– peer pressure can make you want to smoke. But you are better off than the smokers and they know that too.
  6. Not caring about quitting– this is rarely mentioned but like alcohol this can weaken your commitment to quitting.
  7. Thinking you need to feed a nicotine addiction– you can be misled into thinking you need to feed your nicotine addiction. However, nicotine only stays in the body 48 hours and the withdrawal from it doesn’t have to be so painful.
  8. With a coffee or tea– this is a situation in which you have habitually smoked in for a while.
  9. Driving– another situation which has been habitually linked with smoking.
  10. In the morning– it is common for many people to want to smoke first thing in the morning.

How do you overcome these triggers?

It is important to break the strong association with these triggers and remembering why you don’t need to smoke when you experience any of them… remember how you handled them ok before you started smoking.

Bear in mind your reasons to quit, and don’t forget them. There are way more reasons not to smoke, than to smoke. Don’t see yourself as deprived, actually smoking will deprive you. Instead of thinking you need a cigarette, tell yourself you don’t.

All this will help you easily overcome these triggers and build a stronger commitment to quit, and stay quit.

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Michael Atkins is just a normal guy who likes to socialize and used to love smoking! He’s not a scientist, doctor, or a quit smoking “expert”. And is quite pleased about that because it made the whole process of quitting smoking a lot less complicated for him and others. He looks for the simplest and quickest way to achieve his goals in the most effective way possible. He likes to take something that can be difficult (like quitting smoking) and make the process easier for the benefit of others. Over the last 10 years, Michael has listened to many of the top personal development experts to achieve a better way of thinking to achieve his goals. And has worked tirelessly on refining his vast knowledge on personal development and quitting smoking to just focus on what really works and is relevant to quit smoking in a quick, simple, and effective way.

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