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Quit smoking: 7 simple ways to control the urge of ‘just one puff’!

These tips can help you to control the urge to smoke a cigarette.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Updated : May 31, 2017 10:06 AM IST

No Smoking

Learn to say NO to that 'Just one puff' because that is the key to be consistent with your goal to quit smoking. Remember that everything starts with just one and so does getting back on track with smoking. So to help you STOP that one puff craving, Shelly Prakash, founder of SmokingDiet has shared few effective tips.

Rubber Band

Snap your cravings away: Wear a rubber band and snap it on your wrist every time you think of smoking. This can help you get distracted and not give in to your cravings.

Doing Dishes

Do dishes when you crave: Yes, if you crave for a cigarette, then head to the kitchen and start doing the dishes. This is because wet hands can't hold a cigarette and can help you to get off your cravings. Also Read - Calcium Deficiency: 5 Things That Could Cause It


Try your hands at knitting: The more stressed you are the higher is the chance of giving in your cravings for a cigarette. Hence, learn the art of knitting as it not only helps in lowering the stress levels but can also aid in preventing you from taking a puff.


Stay focused on workouts: Exercise is good for the mind and body - you might have heard it 100 times but did you know that a quick workout can help you deal with your cravings. Yes, 5 - 10 pushups or doing crunches when you feel the urge to smoke, can help. Also Read - Iron Deficiency And Mental Health: Is There A Link?


Include ginseng powder in your diet: Add ginseng powder in your breakfast as it can act as an effective natural remedy to prevent the release of dopamine. This is the neurotransmitter that is one of the main triggers components found in nicotine, a substance that can trigger you to smoke.