So, since Stoptober is a 28 day challenge, I guess I've done it! I started at the end of September, but either way, I made it.
Question is - am I still craving cigarettes? Yes. I would be lying if I said I wasn't. There's a part of me that always will want to smoke, but that doesn't mean I will. It has been a huge part of my life and ultimately it was a tough decision between health and smoking. I chose health.
I am still considering buying a 0 mg e-cig to replicate the hand-to-mouth habit and inhale/exhale aspects of smoking, but I have been told it could set me back rather than be of any benefit to my quit. :confused: (Ignore this paragraph - I have again been persuaded otherwise!)
Anyway, from this day on I'm not going to meticulously count down each day of my quit and I am just going to live my life as a non-smoker. Obviously I will when I get to a milestone (2 months, 6 months, a year), but the less I focus my life on smoking, the better.
Thanks for the support on my 22 day thread, I probably wouldn't have made it this far without it!