I'm sure this has been asked many times before on this forum but, as many others have identified, the "I've finished work" cigarette or the "I've done the ironing" cigarette, was a reward for a task completed.
I know we have to get it out of our heads that cigarettes aren't a reward as BibleBlack and others have pointed out, but what do you do when you've finished the ironing? I don't want to rely too heavily on food in that respect because I don't want to gain lots of weight. Is a cup of tea sufficient to be a reward? I'm not sure it is for me.
My house is turning into a complete tip as I cant face housework. After every room cleaned and tidied I would have a 5 minute sit down with a cigarette.
I'm not too bothered at the moment but without rewards, what is there too look forward too? The thought of living longer etc doesn't do it. I need something tangible.