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13 Situations That Feel Like Torture For Ex-Smokers

Real talk: Quitting smoking is hard because you battle cravings for a long, long time. But Tobacco Free Florida provides free tools and tips to help you prepare for the hardest situations so you or a loved one can quit smoking for good.

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1. Taking long drives on rural highways.

2. When it's 2 a.m. and you're trying to meet a major deadline.

3. Dancing late into the night.

4. When a friend takes smoke breaks, and you can’t join them.

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5. Leaving the airport after a long flight, especially if you’re afraid of flying.

6. Getting checked into the last available hotel room... and it's a smoking room.

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7. Backpacking anywhere in Europe.

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8. Watching movies or TV shows set in the '50s and '60s.

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9. Drinking a strong cup of coffee.

10. Finding an old pack of cigarettes in a bag you haven't used in a while.

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11. Spending time at any casino.

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12. After any meal.

13. And after kissing someone who's recently smoked.

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With practice, you can overcome situations that trigger the urge to smoke.