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Give up the smokes

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Put some forward planning into the next time you give up smoking. Choose a date a few weeks in the future and put it in your diary. (Avoid 1 January whatever you do!) If you smoke at work, choose a Saturday or Sunday. If you work in a non-smoking office, you might find it easier to pick a work day. Try to anticipate tricky situations and have a plan of action in advance. Drinks after work for a colleague’s birthday? Tell them you can only stay for an hour – then leave before the craving (and the alcohol) takes hold. And write a list of positive benefits of not smoking and read it whenever you feel your motivation wane. If ...

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