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  1. jojojo
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    02 Nov 2018
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    New to here. 2nd time around trying to quit! Need some distractions for cravings? 
  2. brieffree
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    02 Nov 2018 in reply to jojojo
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    Jojojo

    welcome to helpline

    go to the movies, for a walk, talk to someone about it, do something around to get rid off the moment. Their is a 1000 thinks you can do instead of failing into the crave.
    Until you have Confidence to keep the quit!

    For exp: I crave bad in the morning, so I took a shower and goes away. Then I start my day different, more confident and super clean!
    I do not walk where I know they sale smokes, I walk in front.
    I hope it help, what ever you do have to be Healthy for you!
  3. eagerquit
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    Hi jojojo,

    Congratulations on your smoke free decision. I find the greatest distractions are going for walks and exercising. Start a new interest or hobby to keep your thoughts focused on other things. Reading articles also distract me.

    Eagerquit
  4. linda, quit coach
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    Hi jojojo,

    Welcome and congratulations for taking this important decision to quit smoking. We are happy to hear that you are trying to quit again and we just want to let you know that you are not alone in your quit journey. We are here for you and we believe that you can do this!

    There are different ways to distract yourself when you have a craving. Brieffree and eagerquit have great ideas for the cravings such as going for a walk, exercising, talk to someone, start a new hobby etc. Also, some people find helpful to have their hands busy with something: play on your phone, play games, play with a straw or a stress ball; brush your teeth; read a book; listen to music; watch a good movie; do a crossword puzzle or Sudoku; text a friend; do some cleaning, draw or paint something etc.

    Cravings can start at any time. When you think about smoking or want a cigarette, do everything you can to get out of that situation and go somewhere else or do something else. Cravings don’t last as long as most people think they do. You can take control of your cravings. You can do it!
  5. jojojo
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    Thank you all for the great ideas. I find myself coming to this page and a few quit apps for help and support as well.. so far reading and a dance party with my 3 year old in the kitchen have helped pass the cravings.. :) 
  6. efram, quit coach
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    04 Nov 2018 in reply to jojojo
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    Dance party! Great idea jojojo! Nice way to have some fun while quitting smoking! And I'll bet that your 3 year old also has some part to play in your decision to quit smoking, so it all ties together nicely!
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