My first National No Smoking Day!!

Hello to all my nonsmoking friends! Well I am on....day 9? or is it 10? I think it may be 11...I don't know...I am on week 2, so we will leave it at that! Anways...this is my first ever National No Smoking Day that I actually have not smoked on since I was..umm 14 years old! What a great day it is to be apart of! Still going strong! Today I tried to cut back on the lozenger and realized that I am addicted to nicotine! I wasn't craving a cigarette, just nicotine. Which was a great feeling for me because I realized I don't need smoking like I thought I needed for the past 15 years. That really woke me up to my actual addiction and what it was and still is. And I think that knowlege and realizing it for myself and my body that smoking is not what I my body has needed, it was the chemical inside it. No I am not stupid and yes I was aware of this before...but it is so much more real when you actually realize it yourself! So that was my lesson for the day! Good luck to all!! Hope you had a wonderful smoke free day!!;)

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  • Wow! Well done you, you're so far along I'm impressed! I was using the nicotine gum, but had a strange 'revelation' moment after 2 days that it was nicotine I was addicted to, so why was I still taking it? But, it did help get me through the first couple of days...

    Anyway, I just stopped it after 2 days and it has been so much easier since then! That probably sounds wierd, but I think the low dose of nicotine was just prolonging the withdrawal. I have been much better since I just binned the gum! It's such a horrible addictive drug, getting it out of my system was the best thing I did! Nicotine addiction is drug addiction- once you come to terms with that it all seems much clearer, well, for me anyway! I guess it's all subjective, but it helped me enormously to think of it as drug addiction and get my ass out of there! I'm on day 8, no replacement, developed a liking for scrambled eggs (what's that about??) and facials, but doing good.

    Hope you continue doing so well, best of luck, stay stong! XX ;)

  • My first time too!

    I totally get what you mean about the nicotine. Read wolfmang.com - the blog on demons is the most eloquent description of nicotine addiction possible.

  • My first time too!

    I totally get what you mean about the nicotine. Read wolfmang.com - the blog on demons is the most eloquent description of nicotine addiction possible.

    I read that! Was really good. Also, there's one from some guy called Joel:

    whyquit.com/joel/

    He has a downloadable book that's great. Keep going folks! XX :)

  • Today is the Great American Smokout and it is the first time I have not smoked during the smokeout. A strange part of my quitting is that I am the last person around here to quit so everybody just regards it as I have finally come around. Well better late than never.

    If you have gone almost two weeks you are doing something right. Nicotine is truly an 800 pound gorilla in the room. It is not easy to make it go away. So keep taking things in small increments. Keep it up.

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