Discussion in 'On Topic' started by thefireflyjar, Nov 9, 2005.
it's only been a few hours and i'm already prepared to kill someone for a cigarette
how long until this gets easier?
after Day 5
Advice: Just eat a lot of food whenever you get the urge or do what I do and take a really deep, healthy breath, which should help you understand why you quit.
Months, at the earliest. I find that chewing gum is a good alternative.
I've been smoke-free for quite a while now, and at times I do get the urge to smoke. It's mind over matter. Tell yourself that everytime you crave a cig.
you dont need that shit!!!
keep telling yourself that, and the time flys
Thats awesome, when my dad quit, he just chewed a fresh piece of gum each time he had a craving, it worked for him . Just remember all the money you are saving from quitting too
thanks guys, i'll be trying the gum thing later
From what my ex-smoker friends tell me, the nicotine addiction fades relatively quickly but it's the ingrained habits surrounding smoking that are hard to break.. for example, going to get a coffee every day at 10am and sitting down for a smoke before going back to your desk.
Maybe try the R2R forum as well... there are a number of ex-addicts of various substances there that will have tons of good advice for what works and what doesn't.
Congratulations on taking that first step! Your body will thank you for it!
Substitution is the best way to break this. Substitute a candy bar with that coffee, chew some gum on the way home from work, etc etc.
Well I have to say good for you. Not only are you saving money but you are helping your self by not smoking.
I smoked 2.5 packs per day. It will take two weeks, then things will be better.
It's benn years since I've smoked. Like I said, the first two weeks are the most difficult, it's downhill from there.