There exist certain cues throughout my day that kick off the urge to smoke. Some activities are SO heavily associated with smoking that it’s hard to imagine one without the other (morning coffee). Smokers are but one of Pavlov’s dogs. If I want to quit smoking, there are certain aspects of my life I must reclaim. I must learn how to enjoy them smoke-free.
- Drinking coffee
- Drinking alcohol
- Talking on the telephone
- Going Outside (really, I’m serious)
- Playing pool
I will try to fill out some explanations for each of these, particularly so those of you who are non-smokers may understand why they kick off the urge to smoke.