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How do I rearrange my kitchen to avoid slip-ups when quitting smoking?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

So the kitchen is where you smoked, while cooking or packing the kids' lunches? Not anymore. If you would take a break from cooking or washing dishes by sitting at the table or standing at the counter to have a smoke, remove ashtrays and lighters so you won't be able to smoke in there.

Try chewing gum or chewing on a cinnamon stick while you're in the kitchen to keep your mouth busy. Organizing your pantry, cabinets and drawers will give you a sense of accomplishment and keep you busy enough to take your mind off smoking. Going forward, think of the kitchen as primarily the room where you eat.

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