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Know your triggers

Knowing your triggers is the first step in dealing with them. Knowing your triggers helps you stay in control. You can avoid situations that might trigger your urge to smoke at first and then apply other coping mechanisms later.

Triggers are everyday activities or situations that make you want to smoke. Everyone has their own triggers, like drinking coffee, stress or socializing with friends. Knowing yours will help you make a plan to beat the cravings to smoke.

My triggers

Knowing is half the battle. Do you want to save your choices or add your own? It is easy and free.

Alcohol
Being around people who smoke
Stressful situations
Taking a work break
Going for a walk
Starting the day
Parties or social events
Drinking coffee
After meals
Watching television
Driving
Feeling bored