Don't surround yourself with smokers

Sounds ridiculously easy but sometimes it's not....I think I need to avoid all faggers like the plague for at least 6 months because the temptation is horrendous!!! Ive noticed aswell on nights out people I never knew smoked are smoking saying "oh i only have a fag at Xmas, on holiday etc..." Which instead of making me feel stronger makes me crave even more!! :(

So the answer is "AVOID SMOKERS AT ALL COSTS THEY ARE BAD FOR OUR HEALTH!!" :D :D :D

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  • Sounds ridiculously easy but sometimes it's not....I think I need to avoid all faggers like the plague for at least 6 months because the temptation is horrendous!!! Ive noticed aswell on nights out people I never knew smoked are smoking saying "oh i only have a fag at Xmas, on holiday etc..." Which instead of making me feel stronger makes me crave even more!! :(

    So the answer is "AVOID SMOKERS AT ALL COSTS THEY ARE BAD FOR OUR HEALTH!!" :D :D :D

    It seems like every man and his dog smokes when you first quit. The senses are so tuned in to the smell of smoke and our thoughts are all consumed with smoking it seems to be everywhere. You do right to stay away from smokers though, as it does make it harder, especially in the early days.

  • I cant abide those people who only smoke 1 at xmas. i think they lie and they probably dont inhale.:rolleyes:

  • Hi donna

    Now I think in the opposite direction. I purposely seek out the smokers because I feel I need to test myself - to stand (but not too close) with the smokers and think to myself - "I really don't need a one of those little cancer sticks ever again". Then I go back in and feel proud of myself. I did it last Friday night on a works do in Durham. :D

  • I have stopped surrounded by smokers, my partner smokes, be it, out of my way out of sheer respect, but recently he has been smoking next to me , and I find it quite soothing...like an old friend (who got me into trouble) just popping by and saying hi!

    It doesn't bother me really x

  • I have stopped surrounded by smokers, my partner smokes, be it, out of my way out of sheer respect, but recently he has been smoking next to me , and I find it quite soothing...like an old friend (who got me into trouble) just popping by and saying hi!

    It doesn't bother me really x

    Hi SweetB, nice to meet you :) xx

  • Hi SweetB, nice to meet you :) xx you too Donna xx

  • ...You do right to stay away from smokers though, as it does make it harder, especially in the early days.

    Of course that depends entirely on your quit philosophy!

    If you have no wish to smoke then other smokers become of little interest. ;)

  • Of course that depends entirely on your quit philosophy!

    If you have no wish to smoke then other smokers become of little interest. ;)

    I agree, I was speaking from personal experience. I obviously did not and probably still do not, have the right mentality. I think I felt I was denying myself of something at the beginning of my quit and even envied people who smoked:eek: Of course I don't feel like that now but I still prefer not to be around smokers:confused:

    Maybe that will not bother me in time. It did not make me any less determined to quit though:)

  • Definitely in the first few weeks to a month - stay away from smokers. But after that it is kinda rewarding to challenge yourself to be around smokers and not feel the need to smoke.

    I'm on day 80 (I think - haven't checked my app!) and on nights out if I want some 'fresh' air I sometimes go stand and have a chat with people in the smoking areas. It really doesn't bother me anymore, even when they offer me one, I just say no thank you.

    In the early days that would have certainly been dangerous though, so don't risk it until you're ready to face the demon. ;)

  • I cant abide those people who only smoke 1 at xmas. i think they lie and they probably dont inhale.:rolleyes:

    Why would you say that??:eek::eek:

    Firstly, you're right, they're almost certainly lying;)

    Secondly, are you implying you still wish you smoked? really?:)

    Thirdly, in view of point one, they almost certainly wish they didn't do it:D

    Never envy the 'occasional' (yeah right) smoker - pity their addiction, and pity their deviousness.

  • I don't think it will take 6 months for you to get over, so many people smoke that the trigger will be gone much sooner than you expect. I remember when I quit over the summer and driving with the windows down, I could smell someone smoking from about 5 cars away if the wind was blowing in the right direction. Now I don't even pay any attention to it.

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