No Smoking Day
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The craving seems really bad today!

It's hit me as quite a surprise after it seemed to settle...

5 weeks in, after the chronic '3 weeks' it got better and barely noticeable. Obviously it's not just going to disappear after just 5 weeks... and I'm realistic about that, but Agggggghhhh!!!

I'm gardening, mowing 3ft grass, trimming trees and bushes, cutting hedges....which is a job I hate! In times of old I would regularly stop for a cig to break the monotony of the task.... I'm still taking the breaks, it's really hard work... but there's something missing!

I decided to write on here instead! Thanks for listening :)

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Hi Martine :D

Well done on your 5 week quit that's great well done I think what you're having is a trigger crave because you're doing something where you would have smoked, it will go as every crave does and each time you fight one it will get easier to do

Read this I think it may help you OK

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 and 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

Thers always someone around whenever you need us OK


Marg xxxxxxxx


Hi There

I Agree - gardening makes me want a fag too. Had to delay weeding the vegetable patch completely because half way through, felt I was missing my deserved reward :mad:

Its still only 90% there - following your post I resolve to sort it out tomorrow.

Good Post, and Good Luck !



There will be those triggers that will make you look back at those times when you smoked and you will be nostalgic and miss the fags.... don't fall for that trap! During those times especially remind yourself of the benefits of your quit and the sinister trap you were actually in! It may be gardening, the sun, a vacation, etc that bring out those craves but each time you stay strong they fade quicker and quicker! Just stay focused and don't think of the fag as a friend to be missed but rather think of the freedom from a vicious addiction! Good luck to you!


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