Quitting smoking is not easy and there will be times when the urge to smoke may be hard to resist.
"While smoking a cigarette or two during your 'quit journey' is not a failure, it is important to learn from the situation," says Joyce Chan, a certified smoking cessation pharmacist at UHN. "Find out why it happened so that you can get back on track to staying smoke-free."
Chan says it is important to identify what makes you want to smoke, and find ways to deal with the triggers before they happen.
Below are some ways that have helped others manage the urge to smoke. These tips may help you as well: