Hi to day 5!

Well day 5 is here :) Probably had the strongest cravings since i stopped last night but didn't act on them..just put it down to the last throws of the dying nicotine monster inside me :)

My main concern is getting complacent so i need to be aware of that..hopefully these forums will help me there and keep reminding me why i am doing this :)


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  • Well done on reaching day 5 Mick, 2 days more and you'll be completing a week :)

    You are right though. Don't get complacent as you will almost certainly get some more strong craves in the next few weeks.

    Don't be surprised or disappointed by them and wonder why you are still getting them, it's a natural part of the process.

    Personally, my strongest wobbles were on days 4 and 8, but others have had them after 3 weeks, 3 months and sometimes longer.

    The key to it is that if you've beaten one crave you can beat them all. Just remember NOPE.

    I completed 10 weeks yesterday after smoking for 31 years. Like you said in an earlier thread, it's uncomfortable at times, but not as hard as I always thought it would be.

    Like you, I wish I'd done it years ago - 31 years ago to be exact!

    I was speaking to a friend last night about my 10 week milestone and he said he'd quit over 20 years ago but still, occasionally, has the desire to smoke just one, like on birthdays, Christmas or New Year. He says he never would as he knows that one would lead to thousands again.

    Keep strong, don't get complacent, don't think you've ever beaten it and can have one and walk away. You're an addict, like all of us, and one will lead to a relapse.

    Cigarettes don't hunt alone, they hunt in packs of 10 or 20. :mad:

  • Hi mick ,good advice from capitan and here my 2ps worth. remember why youve quit and add some more reasons write them down so you dont forget.read all u can about the nature of smoking addiction it will help you to quit in the head, see the links ,no im not pushing snus. knowledge is power.


  • Thanks to you both for your excellent advice and experience. I have already been reading around a few sites as i consider knowledge of my addiction and how it works will help me a lot.

    Thanks for the links mash, i will be looking at them. I have already read one book and i have another on the way, probably a reflection of my addictive nature but a whole lot healthier :).


  • Fantastic, Midmale, you'll soon have the first week under your belt and have the nicotene out of your system.

    After that you really do have to watch out for the 'I could have just one' moments - there are still associations that will kick in in the weeks and months to come, and when the initial thrill of the quit has worn off they can really knock you sideways. As long as you're prepared for it, and you always ALWAYS remember that there is no such thing as 'just one', you can beat it.

    Hope you're feeling proud of yourself, you should be. :D

    Oh, and by the way, I highly recommend this blog:


    I found it hugely inspiring, still do.


  • Oh, I see Mash got there before me with 'tales from the quit'... D'OH. :D

  • Wel done midman..xx

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