Stop Smoking – What are Your Triggers

When people refer to triggers associated with smoking it is important to think long and hard about them. Triggers are those moods, feelings, people, places, and things that make you want to smoke. As you prepare to stop smoking you are going to need to know the things that make you want to smoke and how you are going to deal with them.

As you keep track you will find that there are certain things that tempt you to smoke that you were not previously aware of. Things such as:

  • Drinking coffee
  • Going to a night club
  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling stressed
  • Feeling angry
  • Completing a task
  • Taking a break at work
  • Feeling lonely
  • After sex
  • Being around other smokers
  • Smelling cigarette smoke
  • Talking on the phone

These are all common triggers associated with smoking. Know what yours are and find ways to either avoid them or manage them when you stop smoking.