My name is Lee and im 23 from Flintshire
Im trying to quit smoking and sometimes I feel the need to talk about it, I think when I am really craving that talking about quitting helps it pass.. So hopefully this forum will be my best friend!
I am currently on my 9th day today, Ive been smoking for about 8 years... Starting about 10 a day, going onto about 20 a day..... and the last 4 years Ive been smoking rollies, and smoking around 30 a day... Mostly just something to do when I am bored, as I am often...
I feel really good about not smoking most the time, but when I crave.... I bloody crave!!
Ive read quite often that cravings are usually just 3-5 minute urges that simply pass, but these occur several times throughout the day but only last 3-5 minutes, well that isnt the case for me, I really wish it was!
I have been craving my ass off for a cig since about 1am, its now half 3!
When I crave, I really do crave and it doesnt go away for hours! Im using Nicorette Quickmist spray aswel as Nicorette 4mg Gum
I often feel like oh stuff it, Im just gonna smoke, it will be easier and I feel happier when Im smoking... Earlier on today (well last night) I was craving so bad in a friends house, moaning about it, my friend eventually gave me a cig and I had it in my mouth.. Pretending to smoke it, I had a lighter in my hand and I wanted to spark it up but funnily enough, I struggled to spark it up! I really couldnt do it, as much as I wanted too, I eventually threw the cig back to him and popped a Nicorette gum in my mouth instead..... yikes!
I think half of me is desperate to quit smoking, but the other half is 50/50.... But luckily so far the half thats desperate to quit, has won all the battles!
I just hate these cravings, wish they would stop.... As they last hours and I hate it :/ I was hoping they will eventually just stop, but from googling around, apparently the cravings never actually stop... and that worries me, as I dont want to live like this.... Id rather just smoke but at the same time I dont want to be a smoker, just wish I never started in the first place arghhh lol
Oh I did cold turkey btw, just finished my last bit of tobacco one night, then binned everything and went to sleep! Woke up and began using my nicotine supplements