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Smoking Cessation Holiday Help

Managing the Holidays Smoke-Free


Updated August 01, 2011

For those of us who are working our way through smoking cessation, the holidays can be a minefield of triggers that can lead us back to smoking if we're not careful. With a bit of knowledge about the challenges we might encounter, we can develop strategies to navigate this special time of year smoke-free.

Remember...recovery from nicotine addiction is a process, and part of that involves learning how to negotiate the special occasions in our lives smoke-free. Stick with it, and by the time the holidays roll around next year, smoking won't even be a concern.


1. Your First Smoke-Free Holiday Season


The holiday season can be especially challenging for those of us who are working to quit smoking. Additional burdens and associations this time of year can put a new quit program at risk.

2. 20 Tips to Cope with Holiday Stress Smoke-Free


The holiday season is a stressful time of year for most people and stress is one of the biggest triggers for people who have quit smoking. Use these quick tips to help you manage holiday stress smoke-free.

3. Minimizing Holiday Weight Gain


Weight gain during the holidays is a common problem, but for those of us who are going through our first smoke-free year, holiday indulgences can put our quit programs at risk.

4. Smoking Cessation and the Holiday Blues


If you get the holiday blues, you're not alone. Many of us experience unhappy emotions at this time of year, and those feelings can trigger the urge to smoke.

5. Managing Holiday Parties Smoke-Free


A reader asks: "Smoking and drinking go hand-in-hand for me. What can I do to make sure I don't end up smoking at the parties I attend this year?"

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