Activities, such as watching television, reading, talking on the telephone, and playing cards or board games, trigger smoking cravings in many people who smoke. To reduce cigarette cravings while relaxing, try chewing sugarless gum; doodle, draw, or write; drink water or snack on healthy foods; or take up a craft (e.g., needlepoint, knitting).
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