When your brain recognises a taste that it associates with cigarettes (such as coffee or beer) it will set off a trigger mechanism that increases your urge to smoke, so try something different until you’re confident you can keep the urge at bay. If you’re a lager drinker, switch to an ale; if you’re a fan of vodka and coke, switch to gin and tonic. Tell yourself before you go out, at the first danger of smoking, you're going to call it a night..
Did you know?
Alcohol reduces a person's inhibitions, increasing the risk of a smoking relapse while out drinking.