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Smoking is an addiction and a habit too. To get rid of this habit one needs to change his routine or his surroundings depending on the triggers that compel him to smoke. One must keep a track of the situations which motivate him to smoke.

The most common reasons for smoking are hunger, anger, tiredness and loneliness. Hunger is a situation that tells a person that everything is wrong and it needs a cigarette to set things right. Anger is another situation when the mind needs a cigarette to cope up with the situation. It is easier to avoid such situations and people who bother. Cigarettes seem to act as a good companion when a person feels lonely. When a person is tired, he tends to get irritated and yearns to smoke.

Being in the company of people who smoke can force a person to light up. It is better to keep away from areas designated for smoking. Taking breaks at work often triggers smoking. It is preferable to stay with people who do not smoke.

The other triggers are alcoholic beverages, sex, stressful work situations, social functions, boredom, coffee, driving, end of a work day, enjoying a sense of accomplishment, facing family crisis, finishing a meal, getting out of bed, playing cards, reading, talking on the phone, waiting for someone or something, watching TV etc.

One of the ***edited by moderator*** web addresses not allowed is by identifying the triggers that compel one to smoke and avoid those situations. One can substitute smoking with some activities that interest them in such situations.


I believe different people have different triggers. It's based upon what you associate the behavior with.
Example: If you always smoke after sex, you'll long for a cigaret after you have sex. etc.