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6 alternatives to the “smoko break”

There are so many things you could do instead of going on that “smoko break”. Try these healthier options for you and your colleagues.

  1. Organise your desk
  2. A chaotic workspace = extra stress = feeling the need to have a cigarette.

    Take time out to clear the clutter – you’ll be surprised by how calm and in control you feel.

  3. Go for a walk
  4. Swap out your smoking habit for some fresh air in your lungs.

    Taking in the beautiful scenery might just make you forget that you felt like a cigarette.

  5. Stretch
  6. Reach for your toes or towards the ceiling.

    No pressure to hop into the splits – just something to ease the knots and get your blood flowing.

  7. Look up recipes
  8. Tickle your taste buds by looking up healthy recipes. It might just be the distraction you need when you feel like a cigarette.

  9. Plan a trip
  10. A holiday (even a weekend away) is a great way to spend the money you will save once you quit.

    Start planning today and keep your mind off any lingering urges to smoke.

  11. Book an appointment with your doctor
  12. Use those spare minutes to book an appointment with your doctor for professional help with quitting, because you’re up to 4x more likely to succeed in quitting with the help of a healthcare professional compared to quitting unaided.1

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