just say no is not so easy

hi all am new here and in my 4th week of being smoke free i found first week so easy to easy to give up. it is such a rollercoaster my 2nd week was hard but i just tryed to keep myself busy. 3rd week felt easyer the odd moment got tricky but am a fighter now.then the other day a saw a lady smoke a fake cigarette in the shopping centre and i got so exited was really strange feeling since then it feels so hard again but i am not going to give into the demons am sure day by day it will get better just this week doesnt feel like it.

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  • Welcome to the forum and well done on getting this far.

    I'm at nearly 7 months and I'm struggling again unfortunately. Have been nicotine free for a few months now, but just lately have had to give in and have a small piece of gum on at least two days this week...just to get me through these bad cravings...

    It's a long and hard road and is not easy at all....I just wish it would get easier....:(

  • Welcome to the forum and well done on getting this far.

    I'm at nearly 7 months and I'm struggling again unfortunately. Have been nicotine free for a few months now, but just lately have had to give in and have a small piece of gum on at least two days this week...just to get me through these bad cravings...

    It's a long and hard road and is not easy at all....I just wish it would get easier....:(

    It doesn't. I've stopped for 5 weeks now, but now and again still get a pang. We are addicts, simple as that. It's as bad as any drug, but we have to say no. I'm sure it will get better, 6-10 months I've read, my mate gave in 2 years ago and he promises me it does.

  • I am 4 weeks today. My trick when I get those cravings is to take a couple deep breaths.... not to calm down or relax but I think about hw much better this breath is than a month ago and I ask myself what is it I really want? A smoke or taking an easy great breath like this. The answer is ALWAYS the same! If I'm at work, home out for a couple drinks with friends... it's always the same answer. It doesn't mean the cravings don't SUCK but for me there's only one choice

  • ...I'm at nearly 7 months and I'm struggling again unfortunately. Have been nicotine free for a few months now, but just lately have had to give in and have a small piece of gum on at least two days this week...just to get me through these bad cravings...(

    That's the saddest thing I've read for a while... :(

    If there's such a thing as judgement day I'm so glad I don't work in the pharmaceutical industry...

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