Do you still get cravings and if so what triggers them?

I always thought that i'd struggle with cravings after eating or waiting for the train or when out drinking. However, the only time I ever really think about smoking is when I come in from doing a big food shop. I always used to put the bags down and sit down and have a ciggy before putting them away. Now it's like well I may as well just put the shopping away now lol.

Anyway, do you still get cravings and when?

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  • I always thought that i'd struggle with cravings after eating or waiting for the train or when out drinking. However, the only time I ever really think about smoking is when I come in from doing a big food shop. I always used to put the bags down and sit down and have a ciggy before putting them away. Now it's like well I may as well just put the shopping away now lol.

    Anyway, do you still get cravings and when?

    I do, every so often :( and like you they are not when I expect them (except on holiday) Having said that I am at the stage where they really do not bother me that much. I don't know whether they ever stop I think they just get weaker and further between:)

  • No i don't. I might get the most pathetic little urge but they are definitely not cravings. Don't confuse the two little rascals.

  • I think about it from time to time. But only in the same way I sometimes randomly think about anything.

    I never ever get cravings.

  • I don't get cravings, haven't for ages, the last situational one was on holiday in Spain back in August; lasted a minute or so, wasn't very strong, it didn't come back again.....it all becomes the norm in the end :-)

  • When drinking with friends I occasionally think about having a cig. But I think this is more related to the social aspect, as we non-smokers are left inside and the conversation will often follow the smokers outside (I used to do it myself).

    Luckily there is usually a good split between smokers and non-smokers, so no one is left alone! :)

    Apart from that I can't really think of a time when I would "crave" a cigarette. I have a memory of smoking, but not cravings as such.

  • No craves,ever.

    Very occasionally I think what it would be like to have one,then I think-Nah :cool:

    That's amazing, am dead jealous

  • No craves,ever.

    Very occasionally I think what it would be like to have one,then I think-Nah :cool:

    Ditto for me. Nothing I'd call a crave, the odd thought about what it might be like and I'm occasionally in a situation where smoking used to be the norm when I 'forget' I've quit which is just a little weird :confused: but nothing more than that really. Time genuinely is a healer! :)

  • Wow - I feel kind of like a misfit after reading nobody really has cravings. Maybe I don't have cravings but I do think about smoking pretty much every morning, often when I am driving and from time to time when out with friends, doing yard work, after meals etc... Maybe I am just moving along slower then most. But regardless - I am still not smoking and I am fighting off every thought I have of smoking. I do know I am happier without it.

  • Melzee and Debbie, you are both doing so so well! I'm just defining a crave as "have to have one, right now or else I'm shouting expletives and growing hairs on the palms of my hands". That's a class one crave. Class five might be "I could really do with a cigarette right now but I know it will pass". Two three and four in between.

    I still think about it, who here doesn't? I spent 25 years actually doing it, it's always going to cross my mind from time to time but that's different - it's not a crave, more a thought that I need to control but don't have an issue with any more. Meh, yeah whatever kind of thing.

    Here's an idea- the difference between the first six months and the second? You've both been quit around six months, I think in the second six the non-smoking life starts to take over from quitting life.

    That's a really big deal and you're right there, well done both of you! :)

  • i like that classification of craves.. i get number 5s often... today i had a number 1 but blew off steam instead lots of shouting expletives and shouting abuse at inanimate objects that are out to get me or are hiding from me or even disappearing just to annoy me.. i think the neighbours beleive im a pscho .... must be my Italian heritage.(blowing off steam).. life without smoking is certainly colourful.

    M:):)