ending day 140! surprise craves after no thoughts at all

Thrilled to be out of No Mans Land and for the last week I actually went days when smoking never entered my mind! Today, day 140, I had several surprisingly strong urges to smoke though and kind of upset how much I thought I wanted a cigarette. I'm one of 3 nonsmokers out of 30 smokers at work and man do they stink and are so annoying about needing to smoke. I would be absolutely devastated if I failed my quit now & I never ever want to go thru what I went thru during mths 2 thru 4 again. Just surprised & disappointed that I'm still experiencing cravings, but it just hit me how they've been so very much fewer & farther between. It just scares me I guess and I'm afraid that as suddenly as they come on I will just as suddenly bum a cigarette===especially during or after high stress at work!!!! Anyway, still fighting the demon & I know tomorrow will very likely be better!!!

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  • Roseanne, I think it is due to the change of seasons.

    I hadn't had a proper crave for ages but I had one at the weekend when sitting in the sunny garden with a cup of coffee. It gave me quite a jolt and you have a fair few weeks on me.

    It must be hard for you, surrounded by so many smokers, but just remember those early days and how much easier it is now and let the feeling pass away. :)

  • Thrilled to be out of No Mans Land and for the last week I actually went days when smoking never entered my mind! Today, day 140, I had several surprisingly strong urges to smoke though and kind of upset how much I thought I wanted a cigarette. I'm one of 3 nonsmokers out of 30 smokers at work and man do they stink and are so annoying about needing to smoke. I would be absolutely devastated if I failed my quit now & I never ever want to go thru what I went thru during mths 2 thru 4 again. Just surprised & disappointed that I'm still experiencing cravings, but it just hit me how they've been so very much fewer & farther between. It just scares me I guess and I'm afraid that as suddenly as they come on I will just as suddenly bum a cigarette===especially during or after high stress at work!!!! Anyway, still fighting the demon & I know tomorrow will very likely be better!!!

    Hi Roseanne,

    Im sorry to hear you are struggling, I cant really offer any advice as I have never done as well as you, I just wanted to post and say congrats on your 140 days, and keep it going, there is a struggling thread now in the generall section, I feel like this post has been overlooked somehow.... I wish I was on late last night when u were struggling, hope u feel better today hun, take care xxxx

    p.s brilliant post you found there Karri :) x

  • I went out with a friend of mine at the weekend and during the first beer I had a rather strong urge to light up, i'd not had a crave for months and according to my tracker thing (checks phone...) i am 281 days into my quit. These out of nowhere craves are a royal pain in the backside!

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