Find other ways of dealing with stress (you’ll be less stressed in the long run)
Physical activity is one of the best stress busters and helps you on your journey to a better life. Go for a swim, work out at the gym or join an exercise class or sports team – or just put your trainers on at home and go for a run – and you’re guaranteed to develop a healthier mindset.
Don’t put yourself in situations where you might be encouraged to smoke
The first few weeks after you stop smoking are the hardest, so don’t put yourself into the path of temptation! Try to avoid environments where you will be around other smokers if you feel it will encourage you to light up again. There’ll come a time when you’ll be able to put yourself in any situation without feeling the need to smoke.
If you find yourself craving a cigarette or e-cig, find something to divert your attention – do a household chore or go for a run. Or, why not go shopping and treat yourself with all that money that you’ve been saving NOT buying tobacco and nicotine products.
Remember why you started
Your life and the lives of those around you will be healthier and happier when you’re smokefree. If you’re having a bad day, take a minute to remind yourself of why you decided to quit.