Medication, behavior modification apps, and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) are great ways to help you quit smoking, but there other important steps in the quitting process. Smoking is not just a physical addiction but a behavioral one as well. People often have smoking embedded in their day. It’s a habit they don’t even think about and there may be certain things that trigger people to smoke. These triggers are different in different people. Common examples include having a cigarette with your morning coffee, smoking after sex, smoking when you drink a cocktail, smoking when you’re stressed out, or smoking on a work break. It’s a good idea to identify your triggers so you can take active steps to avoid and/or manage them. This will give you a better chance at success.
This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.