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Run away from nicotine
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We learned that exercise could significantly help reduce acute nicotine cravings in people who are trying to quit smoking.
The study, published in the medical journal Addiction, analyzed data from 19 previous clinical trials on the link between the desire to smoke and exercise.
According to the results, a short bout of exercise, such as moderate-intensity walking, running or cycling, significantly reduced both the desire to smoke and the strength of the craving.
The findings did not examine the effectiveness of regular exercise as a long-term strategy for smoking cessation.