What Is it You Like About Smoking?

Smoking gives me more energy.

Quiz: Do you smoke for this reason? If you answer "often" or "sometimes" to the following questions, this is one reason you smoke.

Many people use tobacco like they use coffee: to help them wake up, get moving, keep going when they feel worn out. The nicotine in tobacco, like the caffeine in coffee, is a stimulant. But you can find other ways to get more energy. These tips can help.

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I Like to Touch and Handle Cigarettes.

Quiz: Do you smoke for this reason?

If you answer "often" or "sometimes" to the following questions, this is one reason you smoke.

I feel more comfortable with a cigarette in my hand.

I enjoy getting a cigarette out of the pack and lighting up.

I like to watch the smoke when I exhale.

This type of smoker gets physical pleasure from handling cigarettes and the rituals of smoking. It just "feels right" to have a cigarette in his hand or mouth. In fact, many smokers say they've gone back to smoking because, "I had nothing to do with my hands."

Getting over this obstacle can make it easier to quit smoking and stay smoke-free. The tips below suggest other ways to satisfy the handling urge.

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Smoking is a pleasure.

Quiz: Do you smoke for this reason? If you answer "often" or "sometimes" to the following questions, this is one reason you smoke.

Almost two out of three smokers say they just plain enjoy smoking. When you associate smoking with "the good times," it can strengthen your smoking habit. But it can be easier to quit when you focus on enjoying yourself without tobacco. The tips below offer some ideas to help you miss cigarettes less.

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Smoking helps me relax when I'm tense or upset.

Quiz: Do you smoke for this reason?

If you answer "often" or "sometimes" to the following questions, this is one reason you smoke.

Lots of smokers use cigarettes to help them through bad times. If you've used cigarettes as a crutch, finding another way to cope with stress can help you stay quit. Otherwise, you may want to smoke again whenever problems arise.

The tips below include ideas that have helped former smokers handle tense times without tobacco.

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I Crave Cigarettes; I Am Addicted to Smoking.

Quiz: Do you smoke for this reason?
If you answer "often" or "sometimes" to the following questions, this is one reason you smoke.

Many smokers are addicted or "hooked" on the nicotine in tobacco. When addicted smokers quit, many go through a withdrawal period. They may have both physical symptoms (feeling tired and irritable; headaches; nervousness) and an emotional need for a cigarette. One ex-smoker compared his continued craving for cigarettes to the longing you feel for a lost love.

It isn't easy to get over an addiction to tobacco, but many people have succeeded; often on a second or third try. But once you're back in control, you won't have to beat smoking again. For many ex-smokers, that's a powerful motivation to stay tobacco-free. The tips below include ideas to help addicted smokers make it through withdrawal and stay away from cigarettes for good.

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Smoking Is a Habit.

Quiz: Do you smoke for this reason? If you answer "often" or "sometimes" to the following questions, this is one reason you smoke.

If you are this kind of smoker, you are no longer getting much satisfaction from your cigarettes. Unlike people who smoke for pleasure, you might not miss it very much if you stopped. The key is breaking your smoking patterns. The tips below can help.

Tips To Help You Quit

Whatever your reasons for smoking cigarettes, you can QUIT.