Coping with Cravings

Experiencing Cravings After You Quit

People have the desire to quit using tobacco for a variety of reasons, including wanting to improve their health and save money. Even after you decide to quit tobacco, the cravings may come back, especially when you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed. Sometimes you experience daily hassles, like being late for an appointment. You may also experience some difficult times, such as losing a job, not having enough money to pay bills, or having a loved one become ill. During those times, it may be particularly hard to stay tobacco-free.

Seeking Help in Quitting

You don’t need to quit by yourself. Assistance is available to you, like that provided by the Quit Coaches at ASHLine. They will give you tips for coping
with cravings, like counting backwards from 10 or taking deep breaths to help relieve stress. Using those strategies will increase the likelihood that
you will remain tobacco-free.

Achieving Goals One Step at a Time

There are many important milestones to quitting tobacco (i.e., one day quit, one week quit, 30 days quit, 60 days quit, and 90 days quit). Achieving the first goal will make you feel more confident about reaching the next goal. When you stop using tobacco, you will notice positive changes in yourself. You will be able to breathe better and have more energy. You may start thinking about making other lifestyle improvements like eating healthy and exercising. You may also explore new interests and hobbies.

Here are some triggers and things to do to manage: 

For support:

Call 1-800-55-66-222 or

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