You know who they are: the usual suspects, always ready to join you for a smoko and a quick catch up.
When you first quit, it's common to feel pressure to smoke from your smoking mates.
To avoid the temptation to have a smoke with your friends:
- Get a glass of water or make yourself a hot drink
- Go for a quick walk around the block.
If you still want to join your friends while they're smoking, be prepared for a craving when you smell the cigarette smoke, or when you're chatting with them. You could try chewing gum or sipping some water as a distraction.
What do you do to avoid lighting up with your smoking buddies?
Helpful tips from others
I asked my mates for support – told them not to offer me a smoke no matter what.
Raj , St Kilda East