Wanted to thank everyone who has posted on here because it has helped me reading everyone's stories. This is the first time I've posted on here, but I have been stopped 5 weeks tomorrow. Its the longest time I have not smoked since I started smoking when I was 14 and I am now almost 25!! I no longer think of having a cigarette first thing in a morning but I am still having cravings. Its usually when something bad happens or when something good happens. I really think that I used cigarettes to almost control my emotions. Has anyone else noticed this? However, when I do get the cravings, even though they are less frequent, they are still really intense, and I do miss smoking as bad as that sounds.
Most of my friends don't smoke, but a few do, and when I'm with them and they're smoking I still feel a bit as if I'm missing out. I have to remind myself that there are only about 10 puffs and then they will want a cigarette again not long after. But when I've had a drink I really struggle. I've also noticed that although I have been doing a lot more exercise, I have stayed the same weight and even put a few pounds on. However I have noticed how much I hate the smell of stale smoke. I honestly never realised how bad it was before! I still like the smell of a burning cigarette though. Maybe that will go in time.
Anyway, thanks for listening. I feel that non smokers don't really understand what we're going through, and I don't want to go on about it to my friends who smoke because it would bring them down!!