Thanks to my e-cig I've gone a week and 2 days of no smoking and I've been smoking for at least 4 years, I feel so much fresher and better, I am still very irritable and it is a temptation but my friends are being amazing and not giving in when I beg for a cigarette and my family are super supportive about it, I'm trying to give up for my baby as I'm currently pregnant and having a little girl on the 24th July, how's everyone else doing? Do you have any tips to make it any easier or distraction techniques, when I get the cravings?
1 week 2 days of no smoking :) : Thanks to my... - No Smoking Day
You got a massive future with your baby.she will be worth stopping for.
You will be healthier.happier.richer.all good.
Give it your best shot.if you fall.GET back up and try again.
You can do it.
Thankyou so much for the postive comment finding it a little tricky as my partner still smokes and so do my friends but I'm trying to distance myself when they do have a cigarette or even stay inside when we have breaks at college, so I won't be tempted! I'm starting to even hate the smell of cigarettes as i walk past never thought i'd say that!
Coping with Cigarette Cravings in the Moment
Find an oral substitute
Keep other things around to pop in your mouth when cravings hit. Good choices include mints, hard candy, carrot or celery sticks, gum, and sunflower seeds.
Keep your mind busy
Read a book or magazine, listen to some music you love, do a crossword or Sudoku puzzle, or play an online game.
Keep your hands busy
Squeeze balls, pencils, or paper clips are good substitutes to satisfy that need for tactile stimulation.
Brush your teeth
The just-brushed, clean feeling can help get rid of cigarette cravings.
Slowly drink a large, cold glass of water. Not only will it help the craving pass, but staying hydrated helps minimize the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
Light something else
Instead of lighting a cigarette, light a candle or some incense.
Go for a walk, do some jumping jacks or pushups, try some yoga stretches, or run around the block.
Try to relax
Do something that calms you down, such as taking a warm bath, meditating, reading a book, or practicing deep breathing exercises.