Know Your Triggers

Know Your Triggers

Knowing your triggers is the first step to effectively dealing with them. This worksheet can help you explore and better understand what triggers you to smoke. Once you have identified all of your triggers, think about ways you can begin to deal with them. Put a check next to the activities that tempt you to smoke. Write in additional triggers you identify in the space provided as needed:

  • Finishing a meal
  • Talking on the telephone
  • Watching TV
  • Driving your car
  • Feeling stressed
  • Spending time alone
  • After having sex
  • Seeing someone else smoke
  • Drinking wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages
  • Taking a break from work
  • Drinking coffee
  • Playing cards
  • Going to parties
  • After having an argument

My other triggers are:
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Once you’ve identified your triggers, learn about reasons to stick with it.

Smoking Fact

Cigars contain many of the same cancer causing agents that are found in cigarettes. Cigar smoking is known to cause lung cancer as well as cancer of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, and possibly the pancreas.