uch wrote: »
Get an E-Cig, helps take the edge off if you get a craving
alf66 wrote: »
I gave up many years ago, and was the same as you. After 6 months of being off them completely I began having the odd cigarette with friends, and within about 6 weeks of this was back to smoking full time.
Was disgusted with myself, but it took another year before I decided to give up again. Found it much harder the second time, but was determined to do it. First 6 weeks is the hardest, gets easier when you have been off them 6 months (as you have found), but it was a full year off them before I knew I would never ever go back to smoking.
I still have dreams where I am smoking....and I am absolutely horrified with myself. So relieved when I wake up
It's all willpower. Find something to distract yourself, give yourself a reward for not giving in, anything at all to get over the desperate feeling of wanting a cigarette.
alf66 wrote: »
Just keep going, honestly after 6 months you are over the worst.
By the time I had been off them a year, I knew I would never go back to smoking. I had friends who still smoked, but lucky enough they didn't try to pressurize me into going back to smoking. I am quite stubborn, so once I have announced publicly that I am going to do something I usually stick to it.
Also after the year my health would have been greatly improved. Used to be coughing most mornings until after I had a cigarette. Always got chest infections with a cold, and got very wheezy. Actually took up running a few years ago, and there is no way I could have done that if I still smoked.
Also absolutely hate the smell of cigarettes. I have boxes of books which would have been in my first flat many years ago, and they still smell of cigarettes !!
What is it that makes you feel guilty ?