Understand why you smoke?
There are many reasons why you smoke, we call these your smoking triggers, different people will have different ones. They could be people, places, situations, your mood or just how you are feeling at the time. For example, at the current time many people may be feeling stressed, worried and anxious. These feelings can affect everyone and can be difficult to deal with. If you feel yourself struggling with your feelings the good thinking website has some great tips to help you.
Smokers have told us that they believe smoking helps to manage feelings of stress and anxiety, but it doesn’t. Nicotine can actually increase your feelings of anxiety. When you know what your smoking triggers are you can understand the best way to avoid them or find ways to manage them, this will help you to succeed and quit smoking for good.