The acronym H.A.L.T stands for 'Never get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired'. All of these can trigger a craving to smoke. If you're experiencing a sudden craving for a cigarette, ask yourself if you're HUNGRY. If you are, eat a healthy snack instead of smoking. ANGRY or LONELY? Call someone and vent, or talk to a coworker or your partner. If TIRED, never underestimate the therapeutic value of a nap or a good night's sleep. You're now learning how to live a smoke-free life.
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?