6 Common Smoking Triggers—and How to Fight Them

The physical withdrawal symptoms of nicotine are notoriously difficult to overcome, but the psychological cravings for cigarettes can be even worse. To successfully quit smoking, it’s important to know the triggers that send you looking for a cigarette and figure out ways to defuse them.
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Conquer your cravings

The physical withdrawal symptoms of nicotine are notoriously difficult to overcome, but the psychological cravings for cigarettes can be even worse.

According to addiction medicine specialist Michael Miller, MD, smoking is hard to shake partly because it’s such a repetitive habit. “Smokers light up so often that they make associations with it—driving, for instance, or talking on the phone or drinking a cup of coffee,” he says.

To successfully quit smoking, it’s important to know the triggers that send you looking for a cigarette and figure out ways to defuse them.

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