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Trying to quit smoking? Next time you want to reach for another cigarette, consider these 77 things to do instead of smoking

The American Cancer Society reported that tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths. This amounts to 443,000 early deaths each year.

The use of tobacco products increases risk for the following cancers: mouth, lips, nose, sinuses, larynx, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, colon, ovary and acute myeloid leukemia.

If you are trying to quit smoking, (good for you!) next time you want to reach for another cigarette, consider these 77 things to do instead of smoking

1. Chew gum

2. Listen to music

3. Read a book

4. Look at pictures of your family

5. Grab a cup of coffee or tea

6. Go for a walk

7. Jump-rope

8. Donate to Salgi 🙂

9. Call a friend

10. Play with your dog

11. Donate blood

12. Go to the store

13. Breathe in and out slowly for a few minutes

14. Untie and tie your shoes

15. Look up smoking related deaths on the internet

16. Go shopping

17. Do a crossword puzzle

18. Sing your favorite song

19. Go to the gym

20. Make a grocery shopping list

21. Drink some water

22. Find new friends on Twitter

23. Check your email

24. Take a nap

25. Go for a ride

26. Peruse recipes on the internet

27. Do sit ups and push ups

28. Moisturize your hands

29. Look at a map and find a new travel destination

30. Watch television

31. Read sports headlines on ESPN

32. Give a family member a hug

33. Plant a tree or flower

34. Create a new music list on Pandora

35. Go to the gym

36. Clean your room

37. Cook your favorite meal

38. Write yourself a letter

39. Listen to the radio

40. Take a bath

41. Organize your desk

42. Give yourself a manicure

43. Brush your teeth

44. Catch up on old emails

45. Learn a new language!

46. Knit a blanket

47. Think your top 5 favorite people in your life

48. Wash your car or truck

49. Write a short story

50. Play with your hair

51. Find a pen-pal

52. Plan a date with your significant other

53. Read a magazine

54. Find a new blog that interests you to subscribe to

55. Update your LinkedIn profile or create one

56. Make iced tea or lemonade

57. Sign up for an exercise class

58. Eat a piece of candy

59. Tweet how many days you’ve been “smoke free”

60. Take pictures of nature

61. Go to the theatre

62. Eat your favorite ice cream!

63. Play solitaire

64. Give your dog a bath

65. Finish a book

66. Write your significant other a love letter

67. Go to lunch with a friend

68. Volunteer

69. Watch sports on TV

70. Clean out your phone contacts list

71. Buy new perfume

72. Floss your teeth

73. Jump up and down ten times

74. Work in your garden or yard

75. Eat a piece of fruit

76. Close your eyes and imagine you’re on an island

77. Play a board game with someone

 

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