I am 4days smoke free and cor blimey can I smell everything! My partner still smokes and although I would of liked us to quit together, him smelling like an ashtray is reminding me I made the right choice ;P
I have tried numerous times to quit by going cold turkey and/or vape (longest 3 months) and I’m this time I’m reluctant to tell anyone to spare myself the ‘oh here we go again’s. These often deter me from future attempts.
I’ve gone the NRT route this time (patches and lozenges) and have been impressed by the way they have subsided cravings so far so do feel a lot more confident in this attempt.
I am attending a birthday on my 1 week mark and the anxiety of that already has got me wanting to reach for a cigarette and I’m not even there yet! I’ve read a few posts on here about alcohol and quitting and I know from my own experience alcohol is often my downfall. I guess that is why I want to keep it secret because if I do cave no one knows I did! Do I avoid alcohol all together? Or are there ways I can manage this so that I don’t have to do that.
I am also having trouble with the ‘reward’ removal. I used to use cigarettes as a ‘reward’ after a task, now that side is gone I fear for my waistline if I can’t find a good enough replacement for the reward I’ve eliminated. Any replacements for this would be appreciated