hardest yet?

OK I am at 49 days (and a bit drunk) just got through an evening drinking session with all my old smoking friends (including one smoking joints and one of those "just smoke when drinking types"!). i really struggled and it wacked my confidence big time (massive cravings and lots of "whats the point"!). I didnt have a cig ud of(which i am proud of) but am at home thinking whats the ****** point and will times like that get easier!?

I feel like quitting smoking has become a bit of a project taken very seriously but there is a bit of me that thinks - i don't care i wanna get drunk and smoke - sod it... ok i didnt tonight but don't feel that strong right now,,,, it is so hard and so underestimated being a nicotine addict -especially on a lovely summers day in a beer garden with smoking friends after a bad week at work!! please help with any thoughts/tips etc - thanks

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  • Well done for resisting!!! It's hard but it does get easier. Next time you are out with your friends (the smokers) note how bad they smell and how much money they are wasting on that drug. Then think about how nice you smell, ho much more money you have and how muh healthier you are. The smokers will wake up tomorrow with a hacking cough...you won't. Try think positively about your quit. You are not depriving yourself anything. Smoking does not have any positives at all.

    How about getting yourself a nicotine free e cig to take on nights out if you are worried about caving.

    Don't throw away the past 7 weeks - you will regret it so much.

    Sarah

  • There's still all the point in the world, keep at it! My 'old' smoking mates, are still my mates, we just don't have smoking in common anymore.

  • Danny the longer you go, the less of a project it is and the more of a way of life it becomes; you won't think about in time, it will just be one of those things that you used to do that you don't anymore, that doesn't need your consideration.

    49 days is great, keep at it, why go through that start again? ;)

  • sorry for delay

    thank you all for your help...cant tell you how much it has helped - sorry for delay in thanking you all! it is so weird how it creeps up on you but the joy and elation of getting through a mini crisis and not having a cig far outweighs having one! wouldn't be able to do it without you lot

  • thank you all for your help...cant tell you how much it has helped - sorry for delay in thanking you all! it is so weird how it creeps up on you but the joy and elation of getting through a mini crisis and not having a cig far outweighs having one! wouldn't be able to do it without you lot

    Good job fighting off the cravings! I know how tough it gets sometimes. Stay strong and have faith that it will get easier. :D

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