Well I bombed

I have to confess that I went on vacation and completely disregarded everything I went through to quit smoking and bought a pack. Smoked most, shared some, left a few somewhere. I didn't want to start over from a slip up or two, but this time was too much. Either way, I'm back at day 2, originally started January 1st, quitting again February 27th.

I'm surprised that the chemical dependency comes back so fast, even just smoking 1 or 2 a day for a few days. I hope that once the nicotine is gone agian, and I've already went through the however many stages of quitting smoking recently, that I won't have many of the other side effects again.

Staying quit is much much much easier than quitting over and over again. May all you new and renewed quitters do better than I have. Good luck!

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  • Yes that chemical dependancy comes back full blown very quickly. it taught me that im not a social smoker but a compulsive completly powerless junkie . the only way for moi to control it is to never take another puff.im glad i learned it otherwise id still be singing 'should i stay or should i go now' glad i went. id hate to sing THat for the rest of my days. and if god forbid i ever take another puff i will have too . im glad you had this experience and told us about it. its just confirmed to me that im never ever going to take another puff. hope you stay quit

    Mash x:cool:

  • Even though ill be about 7 months quit when I go on holiday, it still worries me!! I keep thinking what if I feel weird when on holiday? On previous holidays all I bloody did was smoke lol I'm not a big drinker but after a cocktail or two I could chain smoke like the best of them!! Used to get through nearly 2 packets a day when on holiday. It was disgusting how shit my chest felt when I got back. Maybe ill remind myself that after I've had a few cocktails or efes when in turkey this summer.

    Well done for getting back on it.

  • @ P R its the first time iv seen some situations described as 'exclusion zones'. yes iv had them in the past thanks for reminding us ,ill catch them when they come calling, im sure they will. always good to learn from others experiences.

    Mash x:cool:

  • I definitely was not mentally ready for the travel, and it was a trigger. Then it was in my "exclusion zone". Sorry to hear about the funeral P R.

    I would love to visit Turkey some time. I had a Turkish professor last year that made it sound wonderful! I was just in Japan and the trip was amazing. Smoking didn't do anything to make the trip better. Anyway, you'll do great and have a great time in Turkey!

  • You are on the same day as me:D. I too have had a failed quit about 18 months ago but I am determined to do it this time

  • Chemical dependency has nothing to do with it, it's simply the holiday crave.

    You can't deal with a holiday crave sat on your sofa watching Eastenders. (that'd be the Eastender's crave)

    We all have to learn to handle the holiday crave, the dead dog crave, the funeral crave, the exam crave, the dentist crave, the commercial break crave, and so on.

    Some craves start at day one and are handled at day one. The regular craves are soon mastered.

    Holiday craves only tend to appear at holiday times.

    Either accept them and deal with them or try to painfully avoid holidays, dead dogs, funerals, smokers, thinking about smoking, smoking forums and Eastenders.

    Avoid Eastenders regardless.... ;)

  • I definitely was not mentally ready for the travel, and it was a trigger. Then it was in my "exclusion zone". Sorry to hear about the funeral P R.

    I would love to visit Turkey some time. I had a Turkish professor last year that made it sound wonderful! I was just in Japan and the trip was amazing. Smoking didn't do anything to make the trip better. Anyway, you'll do great and have a great time in Turkey!

    I've been going to turkey since I was 8 and it is wonderful :) usually I go to marmaris, this year I want a change. Booked for kusadasi. Plenty of culture things to do there too :)

    Chemical dependency has nothing to do with it, it's simply the holiday crave.

    You can't deal with a holiday crave sat on your sofa watching Eastenders. (that'd be the Eastender's crave)

    We all have to learn to handle the holiday crave, the dead dog crave, the funeral crave, the exam crave, the dentist crave, the commercial break crave, and so on.

    Some craves start at day one and are handled at day one. The regular craves are soon mastered.

    Holiday craves only tend to appear at holiday times.

    Either accept them and deal with them or try to painfully avoid holidays, dead dogs, funerals, smokers, thinking about smoking, smoking forums and Eastenders.

    Avoid Eastenders regardless.... ;)

    Oi, I happen to like eastenders lol

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