Stop Smoking: Forty Things to Do Instead of Smoking a Cigarette


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Cigarettes. The nasty life-sucking tormentors. We all know the impact that cigarettes have on our health and bank account.We know we need to stop smoking. If you’re like me, you probably smoke a lot when you’re depressed or stressed. Or driving.

Are you ready to stop smoking? I have made the decision to quit, and, although, it may be difficult, I know my health will thank me for it. Do you really want lung cancer? Probably not. That’s why we need to pull together and stop it right now.

Today, I want to share with you forty things you can do instead of smoking a cigarette. This list will provide you with many ideas to distract yourself from smoking. Yes, it’s going to be the hardest thing you ever do, but you CAN do it! Let’s start today! Stop smoking, save your lungs, and watch that money pile up!

Stop Smoking: 40 Things to Do Instead of Smoking a Cigarette

  1. Drink water with a dash of black or cayenne pepper to control your cravings
  2. Try herbal cigarettes like clove or mint
  3. Drink hot herbal tea
  4. Eat an orange or lime
  5. Snack on something salty like peanuts or baked chips
  6. Do some breathing exercises
  7. Go for a walk or jog
  8. Try out yoga to relax your mind and body
  9. Do some jumping jacks or squats
  10. Read a book or magazine
  11. Listen to stand-up comedy on Pandora for some laughs
  12. Draw a pretty picture
  13. Take some selfies and post on social media
  14. Call a good friend
  15. Paint your nails
  16. Sing your favorite songs
  17. Inhale some essential oils like lemon, cinnamon, or eucalyptus
  18. Rinse your mouth with water and a teaspoon of baking soda
  19. Count all your blessings
  20. Pray
  21. Get a massage
  22. Try acupuncture
  23. Put a toothpick in your mouth
  24. Drink cranberry juice to cleanse your body of nicotine
  25. Eat some Tic Tacs or bubble gum
  26. Eat oatmeal with honey
  27. Re-decorate your house
  28. Vacuum or dust your car/home
  29. Brush and/or whiten your teeth
  30. Google images of lung cancer
  31. Talk to your doctor or therapist
  32. Take a hot bath or shower
  33. Relax in a hot tub or steam room to remove toxins
  34. Get a pedicure or manicure
  35. Get on Pinterest and start pinning
  36. Try St. John’s Wort vitamins
  37. Break your cigarettes
  38. Throw away your lighters
  39. Go shopping for a new purse or shoes
  40. Journal your feelings

Bye, Bye Big Tobacco

I hope all of these tips will help you to cut out cigarettes from your life today. Remember, talk to your doctor before starting anything extreme. You can do this! Your body and mind will be so thankful, and so will all of your family and friends. You have people that need you alive and well because you’re so amazing!

If you have any other tips for quitting cigarettes, please share them! Let me know how your journey is going. Good luck!


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