No Smoking Day
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16 days...and big craving. Help!

16 days. Quite a long time if I consider no one gave a penny for even one smoke-free day when talking about me.

But hey, here I am. Taking my nico gums... and by the way forgot to buy them today. I'm craving for a smoke. My body wants some nicotine I guess. Been taking around gums a day... by now I shpuld have taken 3, but had only one.

I feel like I will no0t be able to drive my car this way... my head feels like if burning a bit, I feel a strange feeling in my throat... like if it asked me for something. Feeling nervous, like if I can't stay sited for too long.

Please Any suggestion?

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Please, hang in there. Dig deep, you know you can do it. You have done 16 days and need to get on top of this big craving. I know it feels like it just takes over your brain and that it will not go away - trust me it will. You will feel great when you beat it and each one you fight off makes you stronger. I am only on day 6 but had a really awful day Saturday - I went for a long walk (not near a shop), had a bath or two, anything to keep my mind busy.

Big hugs to you and good luck

Josephine x


Keep going dont give in it will pass,I promise.

Your doing really well:D


Hi Jlg :D

I'm sorry to hear you're having a rough day on day 16 Just hang in there OK

Those sneaky little B.........d Nico :eek: Demons are getting desperate by now as you've been starving them for 16 days and they want you back in their power, just continue as you have been

Drink some water, go for a walk, anything at all it doesn't matter what you do to distract yourself just don't smoke, Please don't undo all your hard work

Do whatever you have to do to get through this evening and I promise you tomorrow you'll be so proud and happy that you did

Each time you fight them off like this you become a little stronger and better able to fight the next

Feeling as you do at the moment, light headed etc is normal when this happens


Marg xxxxxxxxx


Hi Jigbuss,

Hang in there,you can do it don't let the cravings win.

I too am on day 16 and yesterday nearly smoked a fag butt that I found lurking in the bushes in my bad is that, we can beat these cravings, they do seem to get less and less as the days go by, so don't give in to them and especially don't even think about whay I thought about :)


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