2 years last August (2008) I quit smoking after a 20 a day, 24 year habit.
Except met my new partner who smokes and one of my mates has started smoking again. Well you can guess what I'm gonna write next.... How stupid was I.
I've not gone back to smoking every day - just when I see either my partner or my mates. I think the common link is alcohol - it seems to weaken my resolve & I thnk "well I've not seen em for afew days, 2 or 3 won't hurt". Of course they do in that they build up an association in my mind " seeing mates / partner = ciggies". Nor do I crave them every hour like I used to when I was a full time smoker.
I know work mates of mine who have given up smoking say that they no longer crave cigarettes. The problem is I always did. Sure the power of the cravings lessened - but never truly went away
Any helpful advice greatfully appreciated. :confused: