Our expert says:
Stop Smoking Advice
The best way to quit smoking is to use several different methods and find out what works for you, and also to keep trying even if you fail at first. Most successful quitters fail a few times before they succeed. Talk to your doctor about prescription medications and if they would be suitable in your case. You say you feel an urge to smoke after eating or when you're tired. These are just habits you have developed and you need to replace them with different habits e.g. have a healthy snack, take a nap or a stroll, read a book or watch a show instead. You also mention wanting to smoke when you see others doing it; it's important to avoid smokers and smoky environments as these can be very triggering. A support group of non-smokers or others trying to quit can be very helpful.
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