If You Get Nicotine Fits...
Massage yourself through three cravings a day, as smokers did in a study at the University of Miami
. Instead of reaching for a cigarette, they busied their hands in one of two ways: caressing their ear lobes or kneading the web of skin between their index finger and thumb for two minutes. It worked—at least much of the time.
Within a month, these self-massagers—who said they felt less anxious—smoked fewer cigarettes a day than the control group.