Tired of letting cravings control you? Beat the cravings, one at a time. Quitting smoking is an around the clock challenge, making small changes to your daily routine in the moments that cravings arise can help you overcome cigarette cravings and be one step closer to quitting for good.
Ways you can distract yourself
Beat cravings, one at a time. Cigarette cravings can emerge at any time of the day. It is important to set yourself up with tactics to help you change your habits. For example:
Do you crave a cigarette after breakfast?
Have a mint or replace the hand to mouth motion by brushing your teeth.
Do you crave a cigarette before bed?
Try switching up your routine by putting on your favourite TV show instead.
Do you crave a cigarette with your morning coffee?
Trade out your morning coffee for a cup of your favourite tea.
Do you crave a cigarette after dinner?
Keep yourself busy by texting or calling a friend instead.
Do you crave a cigarette after lunch?
Try heading outside for a walk around the block.
Do you crave a cigarette when you're bored?
Pick up a pen and try doodling a picture, or squeezing a stress ball instead.More tips and tactics
Having a craving right now?
Try our distract me tool for a quick 5 minute video, an activity suggestion, a challenge or even a podcast recommendation.Distract me
How Buster beat his cravings
'When I have an urge for a cigarette, if I change my behaviours or my thought patterns often that will pass. Quite often, I'll eat a piece of fruit or have a drink of water or just doing something different!' - Buster
There are many ways to contact Quitline
If you need help beating your cravings, contact Quitline:
Call 13 7848 Mon - Fri 8am to 8pm
Text 'call back' to 0482 090 634
Webchat at quit.org.au
Message us on Facebook Messenger @quitvic or WhatsApp 61 385 832 920
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