Please tell me it gets easier!

I'm just about to enter my 4th week of not smkoing and this last week has been really hard. The first 2 weeks were easy in relation to this past week although I think suffering the flu helped massively! I seem to be hungry all the time and I'm really missing those times in the day when I would have a fag such as whilst I was waiting for dinner to cook or after dinner. I've realised that I need to do something else so at the moment I am cleaning like a mad woman or covering my hands in hand cream and putting on cotton gloves. I swear I'm going to have the cleanest house and softest hands soon! Anyway, can someone please tell me when the cravings start to subside? I googled it and several sites said 90 days which seems so far away!

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  • The question of when do the craves reduce/vanish is frequently asked. Many different answers too :)

    Most recently asked ....

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    Check out the links in my signature and those of others where shown. Read up all you can, it will help prepare you. Knowing what's ahead is of massive benefit.

    A useful read, given that you've just made it through week 3, is 'The Terrible Threes', which can but not always apply to day 3, week 3, month 3.

    Personally I found day 2, week 2 and month 2 the worse. It's the terrible three's +/- a bit ;)

    I'd say your almost through the worst and will begin to see some great calm normal days ..... they do exist and will come your way again :)

    All the best with continuing your quit

  • Secret, I quit around the same time as you and for the same reasons (man, wasn't that flu the pits??). And I'm in *exactly* the same state too! I still think about it so much and have fairly frequent and sometimes really strong cravings. But I do think about smoking differently now - I think all the reading I've been doing is helping me to genuinely not think about smoking in a positive or nostalgic way, which makes the cravings easier to deal with.

    Having said that, i do long for the time when I can go whole hours without thinking about having a fag!

    We've got to stick with it though, eh? We've come so far. And there is so much that feels good about stopping.:)

    Helen

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