I've said before that one of the things that's surprised me about my stopping this time is that I've been getting no morning craves.
For most people, and indeed for me in the past, the first fag of the day is the one we most need and most look forward to. For the last week, I have had no such thoughts or ideas AT ALL until around lunchtime.
But today, I woke up about two hours earlier than usual (7.40am instead of about 9.30) with the strongest craving for a smoke I have felt for a long, long time (worse even than after a long-haul flight).
My mouth was dry and felt they way it used to after I'd smoked a whole packet the night before, my throat felt constricted (it still does, actually, six hours later) and my lungs feel like I've been chain-smoking for several hours.
Thankfully, my last fag in its box was on entirely the other side of the house and I spent a while wondering whether I wanted to brave walking through the freezing cold house (the heating wasn't due to come on automatically for another hour) for a quick fix, or to stay in my warm bed.
My warm bed won out, but only just.
So, is this normal, for all the symptoms of addiction to some back after a week? And how on earth can I fight them? Willpower can't really be counted on first thing in the morning, when one is barely conscious...
I smoked my last cigarette 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 hour and 3 minutes ago. I have saved Â£73.35 by not smoking 321 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 2 hours and 45 minutes of my life.