Mary McGowan, MD
To quit Smoking…
Change routines to quit smoking. If you smoke while driving to work, get to work a different way-in a car pool or by public transportation.
If you smoke before or after drinking coffee, switch to tea.
If you associate smoking a cigarette with the end of a meal, leave the table right after finishing the food, brush your teeth and take a quick walk.
If you smoke while drinking an alcoholic beverage, give up alcohol until you become a nonsmoker.
If you smoke while watching TV, turn off the set for a few weeks and start a hobby that requires you to work with your hands.
Heart Fitness for Life by Mary McGowan, MD, director, Cholesterol Management Center, New England Heart Institute, Manchester, New Hampshire, Oxford University Press/$25.