This is my first post, I stopped smoking early in January and have found these forums really helpful along the way. Ive had cravings on and off since I quit, particularly if I get upset or down, but so far have managed to avoid the evil weed.
However today we had a meeting at work in which we were told we are very likely to get made redundant, I was so upset and went outside with 3 of my (smoking) colleagues after the meeting and cadged a fag and smoked it:mad:
I didn't particularly enjoy it (I was always a menthol girl and this was a silk cut!) but what it finally made me realise is that CIGARETTES DON'T CHANGE THE WAY YOU FEEL!!!! So whereas in the last 6 months when Ive felt upset and wanted a fag I now realise that after having one I still felt just as upset as I did before (and cross with myself for smoking) so I think Ive learned a valuable lesson.
So if you feel sad/upset/angry and want a fag DON'T DO IT!!! Because you will still feel sad/upset/angry and you will also be kicking yourself for having smoked!
Anyway back on the straight and narrow for me now
And thanks so much to all you guys who post on here - Ive found reading everyone's experiences really encouraging.