Common Smoking Triggers to Plan For

Over the years you have grown accustom to smoking for various reasons. Certain things trigger the desire for you to smoke. Here are some common smoking triggers that smokers encounter:

  • Waking up in the morning
  • Drinking coffee, tea, or alcohol
  • Talking on the phone
  • Driving in the car
  • Watching TV
  • Relaxing on the patio
  • Surfing the internet
  • Online gaming
  • Seeing someone else smoke
  • Being around other smokers
  • Smelling a cigarette
  • After eating
  • After having sex
  • Upon completing a task
  • Feeling stressed
  • Feeling lonely or depressed
  • Feeling bored
  • Feeling angry or anxious
  • Waiting in traffic

When you stop smoking you are going to want to have a plan to avoid as many triggers as you can. The ones you can’t avoid you need to have a plan on how you are going to deal with them.

How to Deal with Smoking Triggers

  • Take a deep breath
  • Keep your hands busy
  • Put something else in your mouth
  • Go places where smoking isn’t allowed
  • Hang out with people who don’t smoke
  • Avoid alcohol and fatty foods

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