To minimize cravings, change your routine
Sit in a different chair at breakfast or take a different route to work. If you usually have a drink and cigarette after work, change that to a walk. If you’re used to a smoke with your morning coffee, switch to tea, or stop at Starbucks for a cup of java—the chain is smoke-free. Here are 7 ways to take back your health after you stop smoking.
Swing by the health food store for some Avena sativa (oat) extract
One study found that, taken at 1 milliliters four times daily, it helped habitual tobacco smokers significantly decrease the number of cigarettes they smoked.
Tell your friends, coworkers, boss, partner, and kids how you feel
Don’t bottle up your emotions. If something makes you angry, express it instead of smothering it with cigarette smoke. If you’re bored, admit to yourself that you’re bored and find something energetic to do instead of lighting up. Plus, remember these 12 ways smoking affects your appearance.