Our expert says:
NOt thinking about them isn't easy. Was it Tolstoy the writer who first pointed out how, once someone instructed you NOT to think of a white bear, it became suddenly hard NOT to think of a white bear ?
I find with stopping smoking there are actually a whole bunch of habits you need to break, including finding something else to do with your hands ( so worry beads, or some other activity for the hands can be helpful ) and something else to so with your mouth ( fiddling with and chewing carrot and celery sticks can help, too And they have the added advantage that they're really hard to light, and taste horrible if you do manage to light them ! !
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