Online Guide to Quitting

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Smoking Triggers

Certain things trigger, or turn on, your need for a cigarette. They can be moods, feelings, places, or things you do.

Take this quiz to find out what your triggers are.

Meet these triggers head-on

Knowing your triggers is very important. It can help you stay away from things that tempt you to smoke. It can prepare you to fight the urge when you are tempted.

Remember: The urge to smoke will come and go. Cravings usually last only for a very brief period of time. Try to wait it out. National Cancer Institute Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services