Day 4 Cold Turkey

Hello all;

I'm just starting my fourth day of smoking abstinence using the cold turkey method. I haven't posted before as I wanted to get the first three days out of the way, the hardest part is over now. This is my umpteenth attempt to quit having been a smoker for thirty seven years, my biggest relapse danger is when meeting with friends that still smoke. I will have to be more aware of this in future. I would be very appreciative of any help/support.

thanks all

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  • I am a 44+ year smoker so know how hard it is. I have smoke free for every three weeks but are using NRT lozenges. You will get a lot of support and help from this site, read the blogs and see how other people have coped. If find that if I need a cigarette and come on this site then read the posts the craving has gone by the time I have done. Positive vibes being sent to you, keep smiling and good luck suecx

  • Hi

    I am 49 and have been smoking for 37 years and I am on day 9 smoke free. Well done, you are a star!! :-) :-) Read some of the daily blogs they offer advice and help and it shows what a great bunch of remarkable people there are on here. They have helped me. Great job keep strong. Sue :-)

  • BIG well done on quitting. Welcome to our community, I think joining us on here even if your just reading the blogs is a big help. Emjay our advisor is brilliant and I am sure she will be in touch with you. You can do it. I have been quit for just over a year now, all with the help of quit support and the members.

    Keep positive. :)

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  • Hey Kronoskeylock :0) Welcome aboard to our online stop smoking community, there are lots of really helpful members who are willing to share their experiences so I'm sure you'll hear of a story you'll be able to relate to :0)

    Well done on reaching your 3rd day quit :D You now won't have any nicotine in your system so any cravings wont be physical (although your mind may lead you to believe they are!) it won't be your actual body craving for it but it can take around 12 weeks for the nicotine receptors in your brain to 'die down'. If you search for 'nicotine receptors' in the search or tag section, you'll find a blog I have previously posted about this.

    Once you find your way around the site have a look though the archives section too. There's plenty more to read there.

    If there's anything you can't find and want to know, please just ask :0)

    Remember, any cravings that you get are a positive sign of recovery :D

  • Thanks very much guys, your support is very welcome.