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Is it important to avoid boredom if I'm trying to quit smoking?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
How often have you lit up a cigarette just because you were bored or didn't have anything else to do? All too often, probably. When boredom strikes while you're quitting, find something to do. Go for a little stroll, make yourself a cup of coffee, check your email, read a magazine, call a friend - anything that keeps you busy and takes your mind off your urge for a cigarette.

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