If your struggling, take it day by day. Has a mammogram scare. Having a heart attack at the age of 31, will scare the crap out of anyone.
But if it continues, go back to your doctor and make sure you tell them you quit smoking and that might trigger another round of a different type of questions from them to you. Good luck!!! Best thing I ever did was try to quit 3 days before breaking my leg. Blessing in disguise. Needed help, god provided in his way. I decided I deserve better.
That weird, disconnected feeling but kinda neat feeling lol. Is that normal. I can feel every muscle in my body and they all feel like they need to be stretched. How long am I going to feel this way. I found my self stretching constantly after quitting, so much so I just started stretching each morning before work. Quit 48 hours ago and threw it all out.
Very weird disconnected feeling, and yes a lot of stretching. I smoked for 19 years and finally quit when I was really determined to do so. I used the patch for 3 days and after that found that sucking on lollipops and keeping my thoughts occupied on something other than my desire to smoke were working well.
That turned into a few here and there with anyone who would bum me a smoke. Then a year ago a tragedy came my way and I chose to buy some. SO stupid. I think of my own loved ones who are gone because of smoking and wonder what the hell am I doing? Just decide to do it, you will succeed. I suck on half at a time and they really do take my edge off. You do what you gotta do. It will challenge all of your thoughts and give you the courage and logic you need. Good luck!! I need help.
I met the love of my life, but she hates me when I smoke. I need to quit, however, my personality is very habit driven. I know I need to set a date or target date to do this. I am terrified that doing this will cause bigger issues or whatever.
The fact is I am scared, I read your article and is uplifting. I really want this, I am just scared that the withdrawal will make me grouchy and an ass. I just am reaching out for some support. Thanks and thank you for your story. Josh, Have you managed to quit smoking? I went to a hypnotist to quit smoking. Remember you are doing this for you and no one else will help too, wishing you luck on becoming a non smoker.
I smoked cigs from 13 to 36, I turn 40 next year. Then one morning I woke up drowning in my own mucus, my lungs weakly spasming in fluid. I was being water-borded by my own body. I am alive to type this, so I obviously managed to get air eventually but let me tell you- and every smoker reading this- that little preview of things to come was scary as hell; and just the wake up call I needed. That is a BAD way to go.
Especially when you are other side of quiting, and you realize the price was just feeling crappy for a few days. I have had worse weeks. It is so much worse in your head. You just break down into bearable chunks. Start in the morning, so you have 8 hours under your belt already. Remember cravings, come in waves. They peak, and ebb away. It is temporary. It will pass. Breathing, meditation, snack time, music, poetry, journaling, and motivational vids really help.
You get one hour behind you, go for two. Before you know it, you got a whole day. It is doable. Be kind to yourself, and treat yourself in this period. Just get that goal. It is a temporary discomfort, it goes away. I promise. You can be strong when you need to be, and then you will look back and feel this amazing pride. You will feel better, and have more money, and explore the new tastes and smells the world was hiding like a secret treasure trove.
You are not giving something up, you are trading in a painful way to die, for some really amazing stuff. I believe in you. Had 3 roll-ups on Jan 1st this year. The next day started to give myself targets to achieve. Next morning I felt very satisfied. Then I thought if I can go without for a day I can do a couple — then a few days — then a week — then a fortnight — then a month — then a quarter of a year — then half a year. Great way to start the day. When I now go swimming I can swim underwater longer and that little morning cough to clear my throat has gone.
Circulation in my hands and feet has improved completely. Have you visited any hospitals to examine the effects of vaping? A friend of mine working in special diagnostics has reported seeing crystallized lungs from vaping. I quit smoking about 6 weeks ago after smoking 60 years. I am having some very bothersome effects the past couple of weeks. Having bad dreams mostly of people who have been dead for 45 years. Have had diaharea nearly every day for a couple of weeks.
I am Bipolar and am feeling some sort of depression or what seems to be like depression I have dealt with before. I do take my antidepressants daily just as I have done for the past 25 years. I really feel as if I need to talk with someone who may have smoked as long as I have then quit as I have done. Vaping is way better than smoking cigs.
Look up the jar cotton tests online. Cigs leave ur body full of tar. Smoked for fifty years. Woman in the next bed was there for the same reason. She finally died right in front of me. A slow miserable,uncomfortable death. She was begging staff for help. They said they had nothing else for her.
I quit right then and there. Three and a half years without smoking now. Even quite smoking pot also. I wish you all the best. Hope you see something that makes you quit also. I got bladder cancer in I had smoked 30 years. But what he said gave me motivation to do it. I bought a pack of Levi Garrett chewing tobacco after all my cigs were gone and started chewing a marble size chunk every time I had a strong craving.
I chewed it for the length of time I would normally smoke a cig and spit it out. This calmed my nerves each time. After 3 days there was only a little bit left in the pouch and I told myself that I was not going to use the last marble size piece. It worked and now I have been free of smoking for over 9 years. I feel better today than I did 10 years ago and have way more endurance. The want to is the key to quitting.
I gave up 2 weeks ago after I arrived back from my holiday with a rattling noise in my throat that kept me awake. I do it cold turkey and always think of the benefits, money, health, not going outside in winter etc. I quit in May of Very few cravings and breathing better. Also more relaxed. I have tried 2 to 4 times befoe, once for a year. Im here to read comments from everyone to keep myself strong and stay focused on my plan to quit. I have to keep myself busy and experience and know how to adjust myself when a craving hits.
Thank you everyone for sharing. March I looked at the face of my 5-year old son and realized I want to be here for most of his life. After 20 some odd years of smoking I tossed my cigarettes in the garbage. I smoke packs a day. Quit now! Congrats to everyone out here and thank for the article. About cravings a day now still pretty intense , but weather those and the rest of your day is peachy!
Request smokers to quit ASAP. Its bit difficult but not impossible certainly. Atleast try and maintain absistain.. All the best wishes. The stress and bad habitacids including unhealthy eating is causing problems. I am 34 years old but I have acid reflux, ibs, chest pain, etc. I have seen many doctors and they all agree that I should stop smoking.
I started smoking a couple of cigarettes a day, and now I am reaching to 20 per day or even more on weekends. Please I beg anyone who can help me out, I am in desperate need of help, I dont want to lose my life and my family because of this.
I am choking up just thinking of the harm i did to my body. I used to remember when I was at the top of my health and power back in when I used to go to the gym, eat healthy and never smoked at that time. It was just downhill after that. Sorry for taking up your time reading my comment.
I just really need help. If not already, we can quit together today! Because today I am quitting. I send all the best wishes, and strength, to you. I quit last year after reading the Allen Carr book — it was so easy. The price of the book is less than a pack of smokes in the UK and you can smoke while reading it — what have you got to lose?? I quit June 28, , after 25 years of smoking, with the help of chantix!!!
Every day it gets easier!!! Fight the urges. My quitting date is today 9th July I finally quit smoking cigarettes earlier this year after trying many times before. I always weakened and would end up buying some usually when I bought petrol. I would get mad at myself and even not finish a pack and throw them away. Always figured if I had no cigarettes and no lighter as I used to toss those away too I would not smoke but of course the cravings were insane and I always would buy more and that is how it would go on.
I thought keep them there and if you have to smoke then they are there. That was even worse because after trying not to smoke I would end up chaining them and smoking even more as I was so desperate by the time I gave in amd needed it so bad. What made me more determined this time was my own mind set. This time it was much stronger than before because I just felt so powerless being a slave to getting a nicotine hit atleast every half an hour with me as I could not go longer without a cigarette unless I was asleep!
Every night a big top up before sleep and then on wake up the same needing it so badly. I finally thought this is just crazy and as I finished a packet well it was a carton actually and on the last cigarette the last deep inhale I said to myself that is it now I will never take another inhale and I meant it. It was difficult but not as bad as I expected. I loved smoking and smoked everyday atleast 2 packs often far more for over 40 years.
I took nothing at all to help just stopped. Each day I succeeded made me more determined to not let myself down as I knew I would never face the agony again and would end up smoking myself literally to death as I was doing before. I miss the act of smoking and looking forward to it as I was a really hard heavy smoker who loved every aspect of it but having broken a life times habit I can say it so worth it for the improvement in my health and future prospects.
Good luck to everyone else trying to do the same. It is 53 days since I turned my back on cigarrete after 35 years of heavy smoking. It is increasingly becoming difficult to manage the dizziness I am feeling. What is the remedy to the dizziness? I hope my body starts healing, been smoking for 8years. Anyone have idea if cannabis helps out? Most times I quitted, I used to smoke just cannabis and it did help on relieving the pressure of cigarettes.
I still could murder a cigarette now and then. Some days I like the smell and some days I want to be sick hope that will pass in time. I thought about smoking every day but hang in there. Smoking a true addiction. I learned 10 years ago that even one cigarette can start the habit again in no time.
I quit cold turkey best way to do it exactly one year ago come July 8 and have passed the craving stages after 3 to four months, with the first month being the toughest. Cold turkey is by far the best way. A profoundly immortal determination will guarantee success. Stop that filthy, expensive, and that will surely kill you if you do not quit.
You can do it! Cutting grass the other gadnkne cig left. Lit up started coughing decided that was not been 2 days which is a record for me. Hope to stay off and not gain any weight but already feel more energetic sobtime to get on treadmill. I quit a month ago. I use to quit smoking for 3years and one night when I got drunk, I light up on 1 cigarette. Next day I was back to pack a day smoker again. I was smoking almost 10years after that and I was starting to notice I am wheezing during night time when I go to sleep.
I thought I have to quit again and just did cold turkey like I did last time. I notice this time I am so sleepy all the time and I have to take a nap almost every day. Does anyone experience this also? And how are you preventing from it? I smoked for 44 years I am 61 now I stopped smoking and pot to on feb I have lung fibrosis now so now no future for me I have 2 to 5 years to live but the hell its time. I started when I was 15 quited daily smoking 1 and a half year ago when I was 18 when I bought my bike.
I quitted occasional rarely smoking about 10 months ago. Now I hit the gym and My depressions are decreased and Am kindof happy now. I quit 4yrs ago. Remember this, the cravings last less than 3 minutes. I beat it when I dealt with it craving to craving. I would look ahead to a smoke free life. One day realized a month had passed. Thought I was indestructible but finally had a health reason to quit. It has been tough — HUGE void inside.
Had to keep reminding myself what I was trying to do. Breathing has improved and it seems like circulation has improved so things are looking up. I had 3 nicotine lozenges the first day as a non-smoker as I had a social event where I did NOT want to be snappy and irritable from not smoking, but after 3 that one day, none. I just wanted to pull the plug and be done! I also am thrilled to be free from tracking how many smokes I had left and when I needed to get more because you can NOT run out, right?
No more fretting over either of those things, what freedom! I had not realized how burdensome they were until I quit. I stay quit by reminding myself I do NOT want to restart that clock and lose all of my hard work these last 2 months. After decades of heavy drinking I quit cold turkey 4 years ago and never looked back. I never thought I would ever be able to quit smoking after 40 years. So the article says that human body repairs itself almost completely in 15 years. The question is, how many years of abuse smoking cigarettes causes our body to get to that level of damage.
Does smoking cigarettes for 1 year may require less time to recover? When is the point of maximum damage reached? With in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years experience, 7 years experience? Gone Cold turkey. Excellent feel after giving up the nasty habit. I have been cigarette free for 20 days now. I used Doterra Essential Oils, specifically Peppermint oil to quit inhaled twirce.
I did not have no cravings or ill effects. Stopping smoking has improved my breathing to the point that I have been able to start exercising. I am on my way to living a much healthier life. I smoked for over 42 years and it feels great to free of this devil. I have stopped smoking!! Gone cold turkey…no cigarette since May 20, I am feeling very excited about a new NON-smoking life.
I am resolved!! Great day 2. Gardened, listened to game, watched game, had a few beers, ran errands in the car, got gas —all potentially dangerous activities— but no bad cravings and no new packs of cigarettes! Thank you Allen Carr for your book, which evidently has completely altered my way of thinking about smoking and quitting. I have smoked on and off for over 25 years. I am using nicotine free vapes whenever I have a craving which helps so much.
I have a really bad cold at the moment, and my asthma is playing up so that makes quitting easier. Wish me luck, and good luck to everyone here x. I quit 3 days back suddenly. But I am feeling normal. My body is not asking nicotine. Although I have been a regular smoker past 18 years. To shorten this long story, I will skip some unimportant facts. I had a very rough time with the cravings, coughing, etc. I have since quit the Chantix cuz I felt it had alot to do with my severe coughing fits that lasted for sometimes over an hr and I was gasping for air.
My dr claims it is my lungs healing. Ok, but this severe? I now crave choc and sweets in place of a cig. This doesnt help my diabetes. But luckily, my blood sugars arent going thru the roof. In 10 days, I will hv been smoke free for 3 months now and its still very hard at times. But I will not go back to smoking and start all over at square one to quit again……. Age 52, and have smoked on and off from age 12 to 16…full time by Spent the last two years working out, losing weight, eating healthy only to find I have a stomach ulcer, and one on my esophagus.
Had a scare with a chest s-ray with spot on lung. Has a mammogram scare. Decided I was done with all the scares, and smoking was no longer worth it. And boy, did I love my cigs! Using Chantix to help. Still feel a little irritated, and grumpy. Hubby trying to quit on his own…he is down to four a day the last three days, and goes to the garage to do it.
Good luck to all of us! Oh, pregnancy is maybe the greatest reason to kick the unhealthy habit! After you will have quitted for nine months, you will have a good chance to get rid of the cancer sticks permanently. I was quit smoking on 20th june I feel very energetic and fresh and I do exercise and meditation and morning walk everyday.
I fee very fresh and energetic. God bless everyone.. I quit smoking April 18 the day before major lung surgery due to lung cancer. I am one of the lucky ones they caught it in time but i did have to go through 2 lung operations and had my right and left upper lobes removed.
I smoked for nearly 35 years, I was never a heavy smokers , my average was sticks a day and on the heavy side on some days will be 10 sticks. On 5th February at 10 PM I had my last puff and decided to quit for I did not like smoking anymore. Good Luck. Day 19 for me. Using Patches. But I will do it. Hopefully it should be easy on me. I come back to this page and check my comment everyday to keep me motivated and this is something serious for me. I hope i can control my anxiety as well as the need to take cigarretes….
Thank you. Giving up 3 years ago was the best thing I ever did.. To day is my quit day. It seems very hard to stops smoking. I am so happy to find this website! Congrats to those of you who have either stopped or made the decision it is time to stop smoking cigarettes. I personally started smoking when I was Marlboro red shorts was my choice when I started smoking. I ended smoking with Marlboro Red label s on November 1 Cigarettes ruled my life and everything I did.
I never thought I would stop smoking… although I knew one day smoking would some day kill me… like it killed my dad. In October , i thought I had caught a cold but I ended up very sick and I was only getting worse after 2 weeks so finally gave in and went to the doctor.
I ended up in the emergency room thru immediate care with an oxygen saturation of 88 and unable to carry on a conversation without having to catch my breath. I ended up having pneumonia. It was horrible. My sense of smell and taste both changed drastically and it lasted for several weeks. What normally was appealing was putrid to me, especially the smell of cigarettes.
There were two days in the hospital that I was not able to smoke, which I know the inability to go smoke helped me thru the beginning of my cigarette free new life. While I was in the hospital I was scared. I thanked him for making cigarettes smell so bad. I also promised Him I would accept this great gift and vowed to use it to my advantage. I asked Him if he would please walk with me through this horrible time and give me strength I promised to do my very best to stay smoke free.
I had NO confidence I could do this alone. It is quite clear to me now that He did give me the internal strength to stay away from cigarettes, and the amount of attaboys and pats on the back from family, friends, and even strangers in some instances helped me along the way. Now here comes the part you all might think I cheated… I smoked marijuana when I felt the need to smoke. I believe the lack of the physical part of smoking where you take the deep breath and you can feel the smoke hit the back of your throat and expanding in your lungs is highly missed and part of the addiction.
At least it was for me. I hardly cough now, although there is a clearing out process your lungs go thru for a few months and continues when you have COPD like me. I remember the first time I could take in a deeeep breath and I could breathe deeper and my lungs felt bigger and more flexible if that makes any sense with No cough!!!!! It was amazing! That was about 4 months ago. I started noticing bigger and better changes it seems every day since.
If you are trying to stop smoking…. They will pass. Take a DEEP breath and hold it for a few seconds then let out. Do it again if you need to. Find something else to do or think about. Ask for help from people you know who have quit or your higher power you have trust in. The shortness of breath has gotten considerably worse this past year. Where my brain says cigarette.
And I say no, daughter. Saving money. Get it under control and LESS than 30 seconds it starts over. My anxiety is through the roof. On a 17 day stretch at work with only two days off. I had smoked for 47 years, and I quit on I used acupuncture, and so glad that I did. I feel so much better other than gaining quite a bit of weight.
Going to start working on that soon. I think once that I lose some of this weight, I will really feel like my old self. Best thing that I have ever done for myself. Congrats everyone, certainly not an easy thing to do. My quit date is May 5, My arteries clogged. Have my main heart valve with small blockage. I got patches, gum, candy nicotine, and vape.
I need that book. Going to look on EBay. Today is my quit day, I have to admit.. Im terrified.. So I am back facing the demon who has been with me since age 9, Im now 48, Shocking to see children smoking at 16…but I was 9…my poor lungs are begging me to stop now…Im Going to win this time and never ever smoke again…I promise ME I will not smoke another cigarette EVER!!
I Quit August 25th I never ever thought I could Quit but here I am best thing I have ever done 7 the hardest thing I have ever done. Rach you can do this trust me if I can you can. I was so addicted for many many years. Never think you can have just one you cant. I have been smoke free for 25 days. I am using patch and vaping with no nicotine.
My first grandchild is due to arrive in June and I have decided that this is the time. I have tried numerous other times and failed, but not this time. After smoking nearly past six years from now one week ago I stopped smoking. I got nearly 3 three time craving a day mostly after having my meals. That time I am feeling proud of myself. Well it has been 28 years since I quit for the final time. Was the best thing I have ever done.
Having a heart attack at the age of 31, will scare the crap out of anyone. But I did go back and smoke after almost 2 years. It took me another 2 years to quit, but then I quit again for good. Now it has been 28 years and 5 months since the last time I smoked. Best thing I could have done for myself. Day 9, for some reason I feel like I am struggling more today, reading this looking for inspiration to stay off them. Guess I just need to stay positive that I can do this!
And I will! Thank you everybody who posted, just helped remind why we need to stop. I came here to read the timeline on what to expect throughout the weeks of recovery and I am remembering the saying N. E which means Not One Puff Ever. Here is to hoping this is the last time and final time I quit smoking. I quit on 1st March and now almost 42 days have passed and my anxiety level has gone down but still have problems with my sleep but I am positive and hope I shall overcome.
Started quitting since Holy Thursday March 29, On my 3rd day i felt some withdrawals until today and cravings. Congrats to you all I can only hope to get as far as you. Thanks for the inspiration. Today is day 3. And I still have my job. I feel confident that this is going to be successful. Im going to try and quit today the only thing is im so scared of the lung problems i will get with this. Does anyone have any advice? Am 29 years n v been smoking for 5 years…My breath is better n v saved my life a lot.
Jan ! My quit day was 28 Feb Used champix. Still have minor cravings but been able to sustain being a non smoker. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate? I am 49 and have smoked since I was You people are giving me the inspiration that I need. I am now 6 hours into my smoke free world and promised myself never to go back to cigarettes.
Going by the experiences of my colleagues here, I know it is not going to be easy but I am determined. I enjoyed smoking! The will to quit and be smoke free has to dominate the need to smoke. I tried quitting many times. I am successful this time!!
I feel good, really good and I smell good, really good! I have nicotine gum 4mg to get me over the rough times, but otherwise the cravings are pretty much gone. I too, am a non smoker!! Its such as you learn my mind! You appear to know so much approximately this, such as you wrote the book in it or something.
I think that you could do with a few percent to power the message house a little bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. A fantastic read. My quit day, Tuesday, January 2 at pm, I finished my last cigarette. Cold Turkey. Have been a smoker for 46yrs but never a heavy smoker and have been rolling my own with a filter in for 35yrs.
My doctor tells me i am the worst type of smoker because i smoke maybe a day and enjoy them. Have been interested in the comments left by everyone and would like to wish you all good luck and good health. My quit day was March 9th. The cravings were horrendous yesterday, Day 3.
I am on day 4 and not so cranky today. Every time I want a smoke I go do a quick jaunt around the neighborhood. I am then reminded of why I quit so I can breathe. Thanks for all the stories above. I will never pick one of these up again because I do not want to go through the withdrawal symptoms again: I wish everyone luck on their journey! I quit last Friday cold turkey. The cravings drive me insane but I vent given up. My quit date was Saturday February 17th. Early, but I am already feeling the positive physical affects.
Well in one hour it will be five days. The third day almost killed me but I made it through that day and the weekend. It just might and the waiting to find out is almost as hard as quitting the habit that started it. Good luck everyone. It has been now 50hrs to smoke my last cigarette. I do feel some changes in my mood and behavior, I hope to stick onto my decision and not to go back smoking. Trying my best!!! This is my first smoke free day. I have quit before, however, I seem to always go back to this habit.
I have to say, I had no idea that quitting smoking would change things so quickly, I have to share this, and this is less than one week from quitting. Not too mention, I have been having problems with my circulation, developing PAD peripheral artery disease which was making it difficult to walk long distances, after these 5 days, the difference is night and day, I can walk farther, faster and can feel warmth in my calves and feet from my circulation improving.
Gotta quit people!!!! I have been nicotine free since June 28, a total of days after smoking for over 35 years. I have gained 12 pounds now despite working out regularly and gone through a period of what most would call depression. What keeps me going is the thought of dying a terrible death.
My mother had a stroke at 80 after 60 years of heavy smoking and she struggled mightily until her passing six years later. I want to die a dignified death like we can control that! My only regret in life is that I ever started in the first place! Good luck to all former smokers! My quit date is August 29, I smoked for 23 years and am 62 years old.
I had made all the right noises at least in my head about quitting smoking for a while, but my chest started feeling weird and it scared me. My insurance provider gave me patches and gum free. I finally decided that, in MY mind, it would just be trading one addiction for another so I elected to go cold turkey. I have read on the web that this is not the most effective way to quit, but it was my choice. I had tried to quit a couple of years ago and just had nicotine withdrawal that made me a totally crazy person.
And the weird thing is that I had to have gallbladder surgery a little more than a week after I quit. I already had a-fib that was diagnosed about a year ago. My heart rate went nuts and my cardiologist increased my meds. THEN my blood pressure went nuts and I had to go on blood pressure medicine.
The temptation to just give in and start back is very real. So i am currently on day 3 of not smoking i can feel the symptoms are getting more intense. Finished day 5 of quitting today. Have PTSD. Man, that makes it tough BUT it got real easy remembering why I suddenly quit: first ever asthma attack followed immediately by full blown panic attack. Little advise for anyone listening: Xanax helps calm ya down while quitting. I found the regular aids gave me nightmares. Anyway, quitting much easier with Xanax.
We all know it. The motivation you need to quit has to be huge…i mean…. Whatever it takes. For me it was a first class ride in an ambulance on Christmas eve gasping for air. ER Dr did nothing so I remained in that state until day after xmas when primary came back from holiday.
Imagine 3 days gasping for air. No amount of withdrawal symptoms bother me after that ordeal. God Bless. I quit last Friday, almost a week. Wish I had used this years ago. A support network is very helpful. Quit once. Good luck! Please help me anyone. Google quittrain. This is a message board for people who want to quit. You need encouragement. These people have all been there. If you have insurance, ask about nicotine replacement therapy…patches and gum.
Write down reasons to quit. It will help you write out a quit plan. Figure out how much a month you spend on cigarettes and make a list of things you could do with that money trips, new car, clothes, shoes. Smoked for 16 years this time. I had stopped smoking before for about 10 years after smoking for over 35 years. Stupid reasons caused me to start again, but behind me now. The main reason for quitting this time, besides general health, is that I am facing her surgery for blocked arteries.
I get winded easily and get a burning in my chest. I want to get back to my active lifestyle as well. I was a smoker for 27 years. This is my 3rd attempt for a cessation of smoking. I am craving and it was painful…but I will survive.. Let God do the rest.. Doing well…coughing has stopped. Then, I developed a tumor on my heart caused by too little oxygen. I got rid of all cigs and butts and bought a bottle of whiskey. Did the doctor remove the tumor? Do I feel better? Do I crave cigarettes every day?
This is the first time I have tried to quit. Feeling strange, sleepy, anyone know why? Is this something expected. I normally sleep late at night mainly watching TV and smoking. Last 2 nights fell asleep at pm, been feeling sleepy all day at work.
Is this the withdrawal symptom that I hear about or something else. Amazingly I can feel so much energy in me. My Quit day 2nd Nov, Smoked for around 12 years from the age of 18 Cold Turkey quit. It was difficult for the first couple of days. But thing are better now. Hope I can stop the urge and not smoke again. My quit day— Cold Turkey was But I will never start again, that is for sure. I have an appt.
I smoked heavily for 49 years starting when I was 11 years old. Since I was a heavy smoker I began with the maximum nicotine content liquid I could find for my e-cigarettes. I tried at least 5 different brands before I settled into my current daily routine.
I am not going to tell you what I settled on as I am not endorsing any particular product. When it comes to self-help advice, you get what you pay for, but price is not indicative of value. These moments are triggers, times when a craving is most likely to strike. One way to keep these triggers at bay is to change your behavior.
When you wake up in the morning, immediately do some push ups, or busy your hands by making coffee. Your support group is there for you. Just holding a phone and talking to someone will not only keep your hands busy but the conversation will take your mind off the craving.
Take a moment to think about your motivation for quitting. Is it to spend more time with your spouse? To watch your grandchildren graduate from college? Focusing on your why can be a powerful way to deal with cravings.
Follow these tips to help when a craving strikes. For even more support, you may consider registering for our email program. When your quit date arrives, get started on your NRT to help manage cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
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