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Conquer cravings

Cravings might feel long, but they are actually surprisingly short. You can conquer your cravings in five minutes or less. Know your triggers and when a craving might hit.

Nicotine is a very addictive drug, so when you stop smoking, your body will crave cigarettes. Cravings will be most intense in the first few days and strong cravings will usually last for about two weeks. Cravings will be less and less frequent and less intense as time passes. However, you may experience some cravings at times even months after you quit. 

Stay busy

Find distractions to help you get through the craving, like playing with a deck of cards or gaming on your phone. Cravings only last a few minutes, so when they hit, do something different until it passes.

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