Difficult day today. The last 5 days have been easier because I've been travelling - almost always in no-smoking areas - planes, airports, hotels, offices and meetings. But today, back to normal domestic routine so the fags seemd to be missing more than usual. But emphatic refusal to even consider smoking seems to do the trick, along with cooking. Yes, I made scones following Dehlia Smith recipe and that certainly took my mind off anything else. Guess I'll be cooking all day tomorrow ...... - and then it's going to be a whole week. OH very happy - she gave up 3 months ago. I will keep at it.
Quote worth being reminded of:
[INDENT]Nicotine is a drug that is inhaled from the tobacco in cigarettes. It gets into the bloodstream, and stimulates the brain. Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine.
If you are a smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, increased appetite, inability to concentrate, irritability, dizziness, constipation, nicotine craving, or just feeling awful. These symptoms begin within a few hours after having the last cigarette. If they are not relieved by the next cigarette, withdrawal symptoms get worse. If you do not smoke any more cigarettes, the withdrawal symptoms peak after about 24 hours, and then gradually ease over about 2-4 weeks. So, most smokers smoke regularly to feel 'normal', and to prevent withdrawal symptoms.[/I][/INDENT]