Smoking & Your Diet

If you have been trying to quit or cut back on smoking but struggling with cravings, here are some foods that can help you kick those cravings!

It’s important to be aware that certain foods can actually increase the desire to smoke. You may want to limit or avoid your consumption of these foods, or just be aware that you may experience cravings after consuming these foods and plan ahead to manage those cravings. They include:

  • Coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Red meat

There are a number of foods out there that help to curb the desire to smoke by making cigarettes taste bad. If you want to deter yourself from lighting up, trying eating some of these foods before you have a cigarette:

  • Non-carbonated beverages such as water and fruit juices, especially orange juice.
  • Fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges, etc.
  • Dairy Products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.
  • Vegetables such as carrots, celery, etc.