F--- smoking

Hey team I have recently refrained from smoking for 6 days, tommorrow will be a full week. I never realized how nasty of habit it was until I stopped, how dependent u r on the bloody things. However I have told myself it is all in ur head. I have smoked for 8 years the last 5 have been a pack a day. I have nothing but the utmost admiration for everyone on this site who have choosen this right path in life and who have also chosen to stick with it. Bravo and kudos to everyone here it is very difficult. I have not really had very bad cravings but maybe that means not yet. I find before I go out I always take a bottle of water with me and when I get the urge to light one up I take a sip, I find this very helpful. Any other pointers would be much appreciated (dont really want to do the gum or patch thing). Once again congratulations to all for your right and life changing decisions, keep it up team.

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  • Congratulations

    A week tommorow, Well done to u, Yeah I find sipping water is great for cravings. also sugar free mints, which I carry everywhere...

    Good luck Keep up the good work:)

  • Welcome and Congrats on you quit. 6 days is great work your over the worse part and all the nicotine as left the body. so you have come a long way already. You will have great support and advice here so stick with us.xxxxxxxxxx

  • Well done you!!! :D first and worst nearly over...great stuff!! :D

    Yep the water thing is good... I have 6 bottle of water ready in the fridge for when I'm going anywhere!! I think people think i'm a health freak, cos every time they see me, I have a bottle of water lol.

    I also chew gum ( Not NRT gum ) just normal gum.... dunno if it helps... but it keeps my gob fresh :D

    So well done... keep up the good work!;)

  • Hi Agron :)

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    6 days quit is great well done the first and worst week almost over and it will soon start to ger easier

    Best Wishes

    Marg xx

  • Hi Agron, Congratulations on coming this far. I take a very deep breath when I'm craving and I find it helps. Inhale fresh air. It feels great to be able to take a DEEP breath with out coughing. I couldn't do that before.

    Hopeful

  • ur doin great

    hey agron ur doin great-i agree wi u "fu'ck smokn!"-

    u wer askn for advice-heres mine-dont smoke again dude-mite sound too easy but its true-

    i use sugar free polo-if i didnt i been goin off th cigs so long i'd hav no teeth left!

    keep it goin dude-:cool:

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