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6. Finding New Ways to Cope With Stress and The Fourth Principle of Quitting the TQ Way

How to Develop New Coping Mechanisms When You Quit Smoking

How to Develop New Coping Mechanisms When You Quit Smoking

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by the TQ Team

Most smokers use cigarettes to cope with stress. In this quit smoking video we discuss why cigarettes are used as coping mechanisms and the importance of finding new ways to cope with stress. We also discuss the fourth principle of quitting the TQ way.

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Learn these things and more!

  • Cigarettes help smokers cope with stress
  • Cigarettes have circumvented normal coping mechanisms
  • Why many smokers say, “Cigarettes are my best friend.”
  • Cigarettes and smoking don’t fix a stressful situation
  • If you don’t find new ways to cope with stress you will relapse
  • The Fourth Principle of Quitting the Tobacco Quitter Way

Quotes from this quit smoking video

“Refusing a cigarette the first weekend after you quit; after getting really bad news about about a family member; and telling one of your smoking friends about it over a cup of coffee…. Not having a cigarette then…. That’s HARD. When we say, “You’re going to have to do some hard work in order to quit smoking,” this is what we mean.”

“There was a time when you didn’t need cigarettes to deal with stress or life. Something stressful, or fun, or exciting would happen and you didn’t need a cigarette. Now cigarettes are the “go to” coping mechanism for your smoking brain.”

“If you have been smoking for a year, and you smoke a pack-a-day, you have smoked 7,300 cigarettes in one year. In 5 years…. 36,500 cigarettes. And if you have been smoking for a decade, you’ve smoked 73,000 cigarettes.”

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