New Ex-Smoker? Try These Tips to Stay Quit Over the Holidays
Article date: November 30, 2007
Don't Let Stress Send You Back to the Pack
As anyone who has tried to quit smoking before knows, nicotine is a powerfully addictive drug and relapse is common, particularly in times of stress or in environments that remind you of smoking. The holiday season offers a double whammy to quitters as it combines both of these risks. But by following these tips, you can celebrate the season without giving in and lighting up:
Keep yourself busy. Consider hosting the family dinner to keep yourself occupied. If you're no cook, challenge yourself to make a dish to take with you.
In all things moderation…
Don't go overboard with the holiday feasting. Overdo the eating and the drinking, and it's easy to give in to other temptations.
Skip the alcohol …
Stick to club soda, punch without alcohol, or apple cider. This will curb the urge to light up when drinking, and it can also help keep off unwanted extra pounds.
Sugar and spice,
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