This sounds silly but im really stuck!

Hi,

Having quit with patches etc and finding them to actually not really being very helpful , i decided to go cold turkey. The problem is i have been having no real cravings and my head is well mixed up and i am now stuck on two cigs a day! Now i know this must sound mad but im having trouble not having these cigs though i dont get mad cravings for them i just seem to randomly smoke 2 a day for reasons i cant quite work out and its really driving me bonkers , i am so mixed up , im happy ive gone from 20 a day to 2 a day but i just cant get rid of the two!!!!!!!!

Yes this sounds very crazy but has anyone been here?

Help

Casey

I have found it is easy to quit smoking but not so easy to not pick up a cig and smoke it! I know mad!

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  • Hi,

    Having quit with patches etc and finding them to actually not really being very helpful , i decided to go cold turkey. The problem is i have been having no real cravings and my head is well mixed up and i am now stuck on two cigs a day! Now i know this must sound mad but im having trouble not having these cigs though i dont get mad cravings for them i just seem to randomly smoke 2 a day for reasons i cant quite work out and its really driving me bonkers , i am so mixed up , im happy ive gone from 20 a day to 2 a day but i just cant get rid of the two!!!!!!!!

    Yes this sounds very crazy but has anyone been here?

    Help

    Casey

    I have found it is easy to quit smoking but not so easy to not pick up a cig and smoke it! I know mad!

    You have not quit smoking, get that thought out of your head, it doesn't matter if you were to take 2 puffs a day, you are a smoker that has never quit, just cut down.

    what would happen to you if you didn't smoke, if you resisted those 2 cigarettes?

    would you crave them, would you want them real bad?

    if the answer is yes then nicotine still has it's insidious hold on you, it is playing with you, eventually over time you may find that 2 cigarettes turns to 4, then 8 then 10 . . . .

    you are less prone to relapse on 2 a day.

    be free of them forever.

    quit now, non smokers do not smoke and have no desire to smoke.

  • The best advice you can get is to stop picking them up and lighting them!!

    If you go cold turkey you will feel a million times better in three days, keep smoking and the withdrawal is endless. Personally, I would rather not smoke at all than hanker after that precious cigarette 12 hours a day! :eek:

    Trust me, it's worth it.

    Pls: Iain it was Allen Carrs book that mentioned the two a day smoker, who actually smoked more than two a day or else tortured themselves :p

  • If I could just have two a day I would be delighted, I wouldnt worry at all infact if I could have 10 a day I would, but trouble is if I think oh I'll just have ten a day I would be back on 35 a day easily. If you enjoy havin just those two a day do it. I wouldnt worry about that.

  • If I could just have two a day I would be delighted, I wouldnt worry at all infact if I could have 10 a day I would, but trouble is if I think oh I'll just have ten a day I would be back on 35 a day easily. If you enjoy havin just those two a day do it. I wouldnt worry about that.

    Thing is though, Casey is here because she wants to quit smoking. So I'm thinkin' its prob not a good idea to be encouraging her to carry on with it :eek: This is a forum to help those that want to quit afterall:)

  • Smoking 2 cigarettes a day must be more like torture - it's like giving up between each one every day!!!

    Dont kid yourself its giving up as it isn't and it will probably creep up as time goes by.

    Quit now and use the support of others on this forum to actually stop smoking rather than play at it.

    The piece Kickingbutt is referring to is in Allen Carrs book.

    Good luck whatever you decide.

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