Day 19

Day 19 and still wanting a cigarette

I have started using an electronic cigarette for when I find it gets to much and to be fair I am picking it up maybe twice a day and only having one or two takes on it which has been sufficient (i don't like the taste) so I wouldn't have said I am reliant on it.

Then today, in-fact about 2 hours ago I realised I have miss placed the electronic cigarette and have found myself anxious that I don't have it. I know I don't need it but sometimes the mind is one big playing field.

How have you guys handled the temptation to light up?

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  • Day 19 - you are doing REALLY well.

    I think the main thing is to keep busy, i am a few days behind you but in terms of 'history' am about the same as you, nigh on 20 years and similar amounts.

    I am also cold turkey. If i have a craving I get up and do something (assuming I am sitting down :)), have a drink of water, eat a chunky kitkat, sort some washing, hoover, wash the kitchen floor (again!!), or if at work go and talk to someone, make a cuppa, sort my desk out that sort of thing, something that takes more than a minute or so to do - and by the time you have done it, craving gone!! I have even started sorting my paperwork in my loft, and my house has never looked so tidy haha!

    I guess it depends on the classification of craving though, i wouldnt say i have actually WANTED badly to smoke, i have had a few 'empty', bored or fidgety moments, the days have seemed very long and it has felt like something has been missing, i have been vile at times, and also rather sorry for myself, the biggest problem i have is my head saying 'you liked smoking why did you give up, you could just pop and get one and stop again tomorrow'... thats when i get busy with anything to stop me doing that, and by the time i have done whatever i am doing invariably i am over it again.

    Or in the evenings have a glass of wine and then you can't drive to the shop also works :)

    Make sense? Hope you find a solution!!

    TVH

  • Hi Zene, i have an e-cig that i resort to couple times a day if needed. I also have patches & nearly had a panic attack when i couldn't find my new box (it was on the shelf in the chemist!) how embarrassing :o

    I really dont want to smoke anymore, so this time its easier, i have failed in the past because i didn't have enough support & probably didn't really want to stop, my heart wasn't in it, but you've got this far, you can succeed, you have succeeded. Im on day 21, never got this far without cheating in my life!

    Stay Strong & remind yourself why you never want to smoke again. You can do this :)

    Trudy x

  • I guess it depends on the classification of craving though, i wouldnt say i have actually WANTED badly to smoke, i have had a few 'empty', bored or fidgety moments, the days have seemed very long and it has felt like something has been missing, i have been vile at times, and also rather sorry for myself, the biggest problem i have is my head saying 'you liked smoking why did you give up, you could just pop and get one and stop again tomorrow'

    Or in the evenings have a glass of wine and then you can't drive to the shop also works :)

    This pretty much sums me up at the moment. I must admitt I didn't give up for myself as I never had an issue with my smoking but in order for me fulfill a few trips a year to see my children (in Aussie land) I have to stop (100 percent a cost issue). I know for that reason I will get over it plus I don't do the whole giving in thing, I guess that is one good part about being stubborn.

    I haven't been game to touch the wine yet. Having a drink is usually associated with a cigarette so I have avoided it. Sucks really considering I brew my own and have about 20 gallons of the stuff lol. maybe once I make the first month I will crack a bottle.

    Yes it made sense.

    Hi Zene, i have an e-cig that i resort to couple times a day if needed. I also have patches & nearly had a panic attack when i couldn't find my new box (it was on the shelf in the chemist!) how embarrassing :o

    I felt like I had swapped one addiction for another. Not really what I want to do so as of today I have decided to remove all aids (actually makes me nervous)

    Thanks for your support, this forum and the people on it have been great. When I have felt out of sorts I have come here.

    :)

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