Essentials to Pack for Smoke-Free Travel
essentials to pack for smoke-free travel, whether it’s a sunny beach holiday or a work convention, those quitting smoking should be prepared for the challenges that come with being away from home and their regular routines
Any travel plans coming up? Whether it’s a sunny beach holiday or a work convention, those quitting smoking should be prepared for the challenges that come with being away from home and their regular routines. Plan ahead by packing these travel-friendly essentials to help manage urges to smoke. Remember the urge to smoke usually passes in 3 to 5 minutes, whether you smoke or not. And having the right tools at hand can help distract and motivate you in these moments.
Here are some items to consider adding to your smoke-free travel kit before saying bon voyage:
- SUGAR-FREE MINTS AND LOLLIPOPS
TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH BUSY
- TRAVEL JOURNAL AND STRESS BALL
TO DISTRACT YOUR HANDS
- SUPPORTERS’ PHONE NUMBERS
FOR EXTRA SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED A LIFELINE
- TRAVEL-FRIENDLY WATER BOTTLE
TO STAY HYDRATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY
- TRAIL MIX AND CRUNCHY SNACKS
TO SERVE AS HEALTHY DISTRACTIONS
- A TRAVEL PLAYLIST
TO RELAX AND STAY MOTIVATED
Travel can be stressful: there’s the rushing to catch planes, waiting in long lines, getting lost in new cities, and the general lack of sleep. And once we reach our destinations, we often switch into holiday mode, which can also make sticking to your quit plan more challenging. After an indulgent meal, for example, or while sipping cocktails at sunset, some may feel an urge to smoke. But by planning ahead for these scenarios, you’ll be prepared to be a savvy smoke-free traveler.
Safe travels, and don’t forget to pack your determination for a smoke-free life!