So Day 3 has arrived

Ok, Day 3 has begun, and so far so good. Although I've only been awake 1 hour!!

Day 2 went off pretty smoothly, but being busy at work helped distract the mind I think.

Is it normal for the first thought of the day to be about smoking in these stages? Literally as soon as I open my eyes, a thought about cigarettes pops straight into my head.

63hrs since my last smoke (also, is that normal, to count every hour!?) and I know after 3 days the actual physical addiction is meant to have passed, and then its just the mental demons to contend with after that!

Good luck to all! :)


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  • Yeah its normal I've just really got out of it being the first thought now lol and I've done 3 weeks. But don't try to avoid thinking about smoking cos you'll drive yourself mad!! Its not like we can avoid it every day, when I go into town or to asda after work its all I can smell!! It stinks

    Also I didn't count it by hour no, but some people do so whatever makes you feel good :)

  • Thinking about is perfectly normal :)

    Last time i quit it was litrally the only thing on my mind, it was all i could talk about to the point where i couldn't stop O_O i had to restrain myself so i didnt start annoying everyone around me XD

    A good tip is that whenever you think of smoking, try to thing of something disgusting, like a wet horrible ash tray or someone coughing up all the nasties.. hopefully the association will put you off thinking about it :)

    GOODLUCK :D you can do it!!


  • Its still my first thought in the morning but it passes real quick now - first few mornings it was all i thought about till I got to work.

    Since your counting the hours, minutes seconds..... you should download a quit counter onto your computer, I have one on mine, keeps details of the time since your quit, how many cigarettes you've not smoked and how much you've saved so far. I find it helpful anyway.

    Keep strong

    Red x

  • I still think about smoking and i quit 4 months ago. things have changed though i no longer wake up wanting asmoke its more like thank god i dont have to smoke today. it gets loads better i enjoy watching the old addict squirming and playing its trix ,its a persistent old fart , thats what smoking really is setting fire to something and inhaling an old fart uuuuggghhh Gerosse

    Mash x ps just before i quit i put my dimps into a jar with water ,gave it a good stir and its the most foul stench putrid cesspool of truth and honesty of what smoking really is . one wiff of that and youll never smoke again.

    Mash x

  • I'm on day 11 and I remember day 3 so vividly . . I thought it would never get any better . . but it did . . it does and it will . . and when I wake and remember I don't need to get up to smoke and instead can have a lie in cos I'm not as addicted now . . I smile to myself . . every morning :) . . day three seems to be the big breakthrough day so well done . . Jo

  • I'm 2,913 hours into my quit (that's 121 days) and still think about smoking. Totally natural Dave.

  • im 4.5 months into it and im always thinking about one way or another. not going back though.


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