How to be stronger than your cravings
Cravings are strongest during the first few weeks of your journey. THRIVE gums and lozenges help manage cravings to help you stay strong and resist smoking.
4 steps to combat cravings
1. Be active
Exercise reduces cravings and also improves your mood. Join others for an activity such as biking, hiking, or playing volleyball. Or start walking daily and gradually increase how far you go.
2. Eat smarter
Snack on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They’ll give your mouth something else to do and keep you feeling satisfied.
3. Don’t substitute food for cigarettes
Instead, chew on gum or a try a mint-flavoured toothpick to give your mouth a sensation similar to smoking and leave it feeling fresh.
4. Find a distraction
Read a book, listen to music, scan your favourite websites, or text a friend. Usually, a craving will pass in 15 minutes.
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