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How to Stay Smoke-Free
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Quitting isn't easy — now you need to take steps to keep yourself smoke-free forever, such as:

• Throw out all reminders of smoking: ashtrays, matches, lighters, and cigarette packs at home and work.

• Spend free time in smoke free environments, restaurants, and facilities. 

• Drink lots of water and fruit juices.

• Avoid beverages that you associate with smoking, such as coffee, beer and wine.

• Keep your hands busy so you won't miss handling a cigarette.

• Keep oral substitutes handy, such as carrots, hard candies, chewing gum, or apples.

• Associate with nonsmokers whenever possible.

• Learn relaxation techniques and/or meditation. Practice deep breathing exercises.

• Take a 30-minute walk each day, or other forms of exercise, to avoid major weight gain. It's true that women gain an average of 5 - 10 pounds while quitting cigarettes, but you can keep that under control by exercising when you feel the urge to smoke.

• Eat healthy meals and get lots of rest.

• Congratulate yourself each day you remain smoke free. Quitting smoking is hard work. Be proud of and celebrate your accomplishments!!!

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