Physical activity can help distract you from tobacco cravings and reduce their intensity. Even short bursts of physical activity — such as running up and down the stairs a few times — can make a tobacco craving go away. Get out for a walk or jog.
If you’re stuck at home or the office, try squats, deep knee bends, pushups, running in place, or walking up and down a set of stairs. If physical activity doesn’t interest you, try prayer, needlework, woodwork, or journaling. Or do chores for distraction, such as vacuuming or filing paperwork.
Tips for Smoking Cessation