things to do instead of smoking

  1. Read a book.
  2. Wash the car.
  3. Wash the dog.
  4. Go for a walk.
  5. Knit a scarf.
  6. Do a crossword puzzle.
  7. Take a nap.
  8. Call a friend.
  9. Stop and smell the roses…or the delicate scent of apples that you couldn’t appreciate as a smoker.
  1. Play with the cat.
  2. Turn the bathroom into a spa and relax and rejuvenate.
  3. Listen to a relaxation tape or some favorite music.
  4. Go the the gym and work out.
  5. Give yourself a manicure and pedicure.
  6. Watch a funny movie on TV.
  7. Bake a cake.
  8. Go to a movie at the theater.
  9. Window shop at the mall.
  10. Do a jigsaw puzzle online at
  11. Breathe deeply!
  12. Drink some ice water
  1. Jump on a treadmill and work up a sweat.
  2. Give someone you love a huge hug.
  3. Plant some flowers.
  4. Go fishing.
  5. Plan a vacation.
  6. Take up a new hobby/interest.
  7. Work in the garden.
  8. Can pickles.
  9. Suck on a piece of TART candy.
  10. Slather on rich, creamy hand lotion and rub, rub, rub! It keeps fingers busy, and reminds you how nice it is not to have tobacco stink on them.