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What do I do to avoid smoking after meals if I'm trying to quit?

Here are some tips to avoid smoking after meals if you are trying to quit:
Know what kinds of foods increase your urge to smoke and stay away from them. If you are alone, call a friend or take a walk as soon as you've finished eating. Brush your teeth or use mouthwash right after meals. If possible, have someone massage your shoulders. If you have coffee or a fruit drink, concentrate on the taste. Wash the dishes by hand after eating—you can't smoke with wet hands!

This answer is based on source information from National Cancer Institute.

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