Even after weeks or months of a solid quit, it's still useful to prepare before going into challenging situations- especially if alcohol and cigarettes are going to be readily available. Be clear about why you value being a nonsmoker. Be alert to the fact that you may hear your old smoker self saying, "Just one won't hurt," or "I've been quit so long now, I just want to see what it's like." There is no 'just one'. There never was, and there never will be. If you could smoke just one you wouldn't be here. Is having a cigarette so necessary that you’d risk everything you've gained?
Articles in this section
- Will I always be addicted to nicotine?
- How soon after quitting will my health improve?
- Will I see positive benefits of quitting right away?
- Should I avoid alcohol at first?
- How do I stay motivated?
- How do I take care of myself?
- How do I keep my hands busy?
- Can exercise diminish cravings?
- Should I avoid my smoking friends?
- How do I survive social events without smoking?