I found this forum via Google and thought it looked interesting.
I was a heavy smoker and stopped two weeks ago with the help of patches.
All of the advice out there seems to be on how to quit, like setting a quit date etc. There doesn't seem to be much advice on how to stay quit. If anybody can offer any advice, in particular on how to manage stressful situations, where previously I would have smoked, now I am struggling with cravings in these circumstances, even though I don't smoke. i.e. previously if i was stressed i would have a smoke. Now when I am stressed my brain is trying to get me to have a cigarette, as that's been the default response for about 8 years. When I know deep down I don't want to smoke.
If anyone has any advice or can point me to some resources I would much appreciate it.