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6 weeks off!

  • 29-02-2008 9:31am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 21

    Hi all,
    6 weeks off and i am doing fine, still feel like my lungs are exploding, don't know what that is or if its natrual. The cravings are still there but i tend to chew a chewing gum or suck on a mint.
    Is Nicotine still leaving my body or is it all in my mind how the craving are still there?? anybody know?
    Thanks Lance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭Randomswinger

    Fair play, I'm off them 8 and its getting easier

    I have that feeling of lungs exploding too. Just put it down to being able to breathe again?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 213 ✭✭govinda

    Well done to you both, it definitely does get easier the longer you stay off them. Lance - most nicotine will be gone from your body within 24-48 hours of quitting; the cravings you're getting now are more psychological than physical. There's a great article on about facing experiences for the first time as a non-smoker, it might help you to read it:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,686 ✭✭✭JHMEG

    I actually posted on this forum for the first time after being off them 6 weeks too! (It's 4 months to the day now)

    The nicotine should be completely gone after 2 weeks, but it's not as simple as that. In reality I can say that it took about 3 months for everything to return to normal.