Hi everyone after smoking for 24 years I've decided to give the quitting another shot. I've tried cold turkey, the patch & a few other NRT with no long term success. The best thing about quitting smoking & failing a bunch of times is the exp I've gained. Long story short I had a shower 16 days ago and on the spur of the moment decided I was done smoking. I couldn't believe how well the first 10 days or so went but like every other time I've quit I start to get wore down mentally & the cravings seem to get worse and not better. The little voice in my head returned yesterday morning, you know the voice if you've ever tried quitting. It's the voice that keeps trying to convince you that you loved smoking & hey you've done well what harm would having 1 smoke do ? Usually I manage to mute that voice for a few days but in the end it always seems to convince me to have a smoke. Does anyone else exp a stage like this ? I was hoping by quitting cold turkey that the nicotine would be out of my system by now and things would slowly start to get easier but that's not the case. Anyone have any stories they could share with me ? I really need all the help I can get at this stage of quitting smoking.
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