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Second Day - Cravings to the max


Well its my second day now, the cravings are coming thick and fast.

Already noticing a difference, the smell on smokers is dirty!

Watching me work mate roll 2 fags for a 10min in break was shocking too.

Still managed couple of beers last nite without any bad cravings, was too busy watching the mighty arsenal.

Hoping that it gets easier.


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Yeah the cravings will be a bit intense around now, but you are stronger than this, so chin up.. put them cravings to bed.. and get through them any way you can. See my signature for some handu tips that i found, they may help.

Good luck, hope to see you take this very far!


Keep it up mate, you're doing great :) The first week was the hardest for me so far so it should get easier for you!

Don't forget, each craving presents you with a choice, you either choose to smoke or choose not to, if you keep in mind why you are quitting, the choice is not really a choice at all :D

Good luck mate!


Yeah I noticed the smell off of smokers pretty rapidly when I stopped as well - foul int it?

Hang in there mate and even ig it takes 20 inhilator sticks a day its better than sticking one cig back in your mouth!


Cheers Guys

Im getting hooked on peanuts at the mo, salt & vinegar squares, tomato soup.

Slept ok last night , woke up way too early for work 4AM! couldn't get back to sleep.

My g/f is pleased too, treating ourselves to a takeaway fri as a treat for me (Fifa10 aswell).

Can't stop eating.


I feel your pain...I think it helps to take deep breaths and just think - if you did have 1 how gross you'd smell..

I also slept badly, woke up a lot and then woke up really early and couldnt sleep in any longer.

Think its the nicotine leaving or something.

My boss said she was quitting today which I was pleased about because when she used to go out last time I stopped this year I used to get increased cravings when she headed out the door! But she keeps going outside....guess she decided not to then!

I feel ok really, I am getting cravings but I'm just telling myself to ignore them because I can't be bothered to keep going through this, then the guilt of relapsing. I'm doing it for good. I don't wanna die of cancer - end of!

Lol, that sounded like a rant but better than smoking aye?

Well done all day 2ers, hang in there!



Cravings, cravings just f**k off cravings. Please stop me eating.

Feeling edgy and stressed.

Peoples voices at work are just soo annoying.

Gotta beat this c**p feeling


Look at me right now! This will pass! This is your monster doing its best/worst! You can get through this! Remember why you are doing this! When you have got through this you will feel so great! Focus on the treat you are having on Friday!

Ok feeling better now, good.

It is only day 2, you are doing something fantastic, and sometimes that can be hard. Please read some of the links they will really help. You do not want to do the last 48 hours again so head down and just get on with it for now.

We are all here to help you and support you, keep up the good work.


Thanks, all done now,

Can't concentrate at work, just on internet all day!

Anybody else here on day 2?


keep getting big cravings...

and then i start wanting to cry.

not good.

thank god for my inhalator.

day 2 sucks.


Im not sure if typing on here actually keeps reminding about smoking or not?!

Keep hearing the same bloody voice in my office, my ears are tuning into it, am gonna go for a w**k (walk).

maybe go and get some harribo


how about starting a new thread, something along the lines of day 2 is shit?

how bout someone tells a joke or something?

i'll start

a man walks into a bar..........OW!

it was an iron bar.

ok mine don't get any better, but i do have a lot of them, so somebody better get here quick.


Come on Alfie, have a read mate.;)

Ø I met this bloke with a didgeridoo and he was playing Dancing Queen on it. I thought, 'That's Aboriginal.'

Ø Told my girlfriend I had a job in a bowling alley. She said 'Tenpin?' I said, 'No, permanent.'

Ø I went in to a pet shop. I said, 'Can I buy a goldfish?' The guy said, 'Do you want an aquarium?' I said, 'I don't care what star sign it is.'

Ø I bought some Armageddon cheese today, and it said on the packet. 'Best Before End'

Ø I went to buy a watch, and the man in the shop said '****ogue.' I said 'No, just a watch.

Ø I went into a shop and I said, 'Can someone sell me a kettle.' The bloke said 'Kenwood' I said, 'Where is he then?'

Ø My mate is in love with two schoolbags. He's bi-satchel.

Ø I went to the doctor. I said to him 'I'm frightened of lapels.' He said, 'You've got cholera.'

Ø I met the bloke who invented crosswords today. I can't remember his name, it's P something T something R.

Ø I was reading this book today, The History of Glue. I couldn't put it down.

Ø I phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just went on and on.

Ø The recruitment consultant asked me 'What do you think of voluntary work? I said 'I wouldn't do it if you paid me.'

Ø This policeman came up to me with a pencil and a piece of very thin paper. He said, 'I want you to trace someone for me.'

Ø I told my mum that I'd opened a theatre. She said, 'Are you having me on?' I said, 'Well I'll give you an audition, but I'm not promising you anything.

Ø I phoned the local builders today; I said to them 'Can I have a skip outside my house?' He said, 'I'm not stopping you!'

Ø This cowboy walks in to a German car showroom and he says 'Audi!'

Ø I fancied a game of darts with my mate. He said, 'Nearest the bull goes first' He went 'Baah' and I went 'Moo' He said 'You're closest'

Ø I was driving up the motorway and my boss phoned me and he told me I'd been promoted. I was so shocked I swerved the car. He phoned me again to say I'd been promoted even higher and I swerved again. He then made me managing director and I went right off into a tree. The police came and asked me what had happened. I said 'I careered off the road'

Ø I visited the offices of the RSPCA today, it's tiny: you couldn't swing a cat in there.

Ø I was stealing things in the supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of a couple of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on two counts.

Ø I bought a train ticket to France and the ticket seller said 'Eurostar' I said 'Well I've been on telly but I'm no Dean Martin.

Ø I phoned the local gym and I asked if they could teach me how to do the splits. He said, 'How flexible are you?' I said, 'I can't make Tuesdays or Thursdays.'

Ø I went to the local video shop and I said, 'Can I take out The Elephant Man?' He said, 'He's not your type.' I said 'Can I borrow Batman Forever?' He said, 'No, you'll have to bring it back tomorrow'

Ø A waiter asks a man, 'May I take your order, sir?' 'Yes,' the man replies. 'I'm just wondering, exactly how do you prepare your chickens?' 'Nothing special, sir. We just tell them straight out that they're going to die.'


Very good

Carpenters mate, you are a legend.

Are u a stand up?

I Don't even know that many jokes!


did you eat lots during the 1st few days?


did you eat lots during the 1st few days?

I'm on my 3rd day Alfie, i don't drink tea during the day now just water and i have a bag of satsumas next to me at all times. :)

I don't really eat more food, just more satsumas. :D


Alfie - I have put on half stone in 2 weeks!!! I have not stopped eating, dont worry about the eating you can tackle that issue once you are into the quit.

Keep going it will get easier I promise.



off home now, picking son up then off to the park i reckon.

will be back later.


Hi Alfie

You're doing OK. I'm also on Day 2. Fun isn't it!?! Do not give in. Do not give in.

You will feel much worse if you do. You will not like yourself. You will have to go through all this again. And remember, you really don't want to smoke, you *want* to give up.

Think how tomorrow will be if you have a cigarette now. You'll want another and you'll be back smoking. Your clothes will smell, your health will continue to deteriorate and you will be seriously p*ssed off with yourself for giving in.

Think how tomorrow will be if you don't have a cigarette now. You'll be one step closer to the cravings going away forever, you'll be dead chuffed with yourself for resisting, you'll feel more positive about being able to quit for good knowing you can handle the bad times as well as the good.

Do not put a cigarette in your mouth and let us know tomorrow how it went.

best of luck mate





the doc gave me champix today, gonna give it a go as don't want the nicotine addiction.



I've posted in your other thread about Champix, but be careful. The advice is to continue smoking when taking Champix for about 8 days - some people want to quit earlier, some later (like me).

Champix will seriously help reduce the cravings but you need to give it a chance to build up. If not, there's a danger that you'll still feel the cravings and think that Champix is not working.

It will be a support to you - but you still need to put some will-power behind it.

Don't get down if Champix doesn't help, if you've already given up before you start taking it, it could take a week or so to get into your system.



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