Re-examine your personal smoking triggers. What was happening right before your slip. What could you do differently next time? If you are caught off-guard with an urge, especially if others are smoking, excuse yourself for a few minutes and reaffirm your quit. Login to QuitNet, or call a quit-buddy. If you feel you are on shaky ground, don't be afraid to leave the situation. If your friends encourage you to smoke or offer you a cigarette, be ready to state, "No thank you, I no longer smoke." Don't risk your new smoke-free life by giving in to temptation. By reaffirming your quit up front, you're more likely to stay quit.
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