Dealing with cravings
Many people experience cravings when they cut down or quit smoking. The 4 Ds offer helpful ways to cope:
Most cravings will pass in a few minutes. Tell yourself this and control the impulse to smoke.
Take your mind off smoking by thinking of something else to do. Take action against urges!
Breathe in slowly and deeply and then breathe out. This mimics the actual motion of smoking, will help you to feel calmer and more in control.
Take a sip of water and hold it in your mouth for a while before swallowing. This can also help with the hand to mouth action of smoking.