Just thought i would post some of my tips for newbies, perhaps we can all add things that have helped us....I was a very heavy smoker, i thought i could never give up, but i did.
Read Junkie thinking and nicodemons lies...These are very important, you are a real drug addict with a drug addiction, remember this.Your mind is also addicted, and this is the biggest battle. Cigarettes are addictive. If you have one (junkie mind will tell you that this is quite reasonable, possible and indeed a good idea) you will crave the next one. DON'T HAVE THE FIRST ONE!!! I found reading about addiction in general very useful- there are more similarities between me and a heroin addict than there are differences.
A lot of cravings are psychological, in that you have to get used to doing things without smoking. I.e drinking (Watch out for drinking- end many a quit attempt in the early days) holidays, coffee, meals, smoking friends etc. the good news is that the more you do these things without smoking, the easier it gets. Hence the after meal wanting a cig goes pretty quickly , because you are eating three times a day (or more, in most cases....)
We all know eating can stop a crave . Sucking things is indeed good -those bottles of water with the sucky tops, sweets or lollies.n Or of course---lots of cake!!! Enjoy eating, it is much nicer now you are a non smoker.
note all the benefits as they happen, and do something with all that extra money. I particularly like not wheezing in the morning, being able to run, and i LOVE having a sense of smell.
Take the opportunity to do other things to improve your health, lots of veggies, exercise, vitamins -this is the healthy new you....Who doesn't want to poison yourself with chemicals.