DAY OF QUITTING

Ways of Quitting



Symptom

Activity

Dry mouth, sore throat, gums, or tongue

Sip ice-cold water or fruit juice, or chew gum.

Headaches

Take a warm bath or shower. Try relaxation or mediation techniques.

Trouble sleeping

Donít drink coffee, tea or soda after 6:00 pm. Again, try relaxation or meditation techniques.

Irregularity

Add roughage to your diet such as raw fruit, vegetables and whole grain cereals. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.

Fatigue

Take a nap. Try not to push yourself during this time; don't expect too much of your body until it's had a chance to begin to heal itself over a couple of weeks.

Hunger

Drink water or low-calorie liquids. Eat low-fat, low-calorie snacks. See Snack Calorie Chart.

Tenseness, irritability

Take a walk, soak in a hot bath, try relaxation or meditation techniques.

Coughing

Sip warm herbal tea. Suck on cough drops or sugarless hard candy.