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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:41 PM
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Jonesing for a smoke
I know I won't enjoy it - but i'm just dying for one..

Anyone else go through this before?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:42 PM
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1. How long ago did you quit?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:44 PM
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3. Hmmmm...about 5 months ago
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:47 PM
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5. I have rare cravings
And I quit over 15 years ago.
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MalibuChloe Donating Member (431 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:47 PM
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6. DON'T DO IT!!!!
I smoked after quitting for 5 months in 2003 and it took me over a year to quit again. FIGHT IT!
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:44 PM
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2. I haven't had a cigarette since Feb 25th
Every day it gets a little easier until the day arrives that you don't crave a smoke anymore.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:45 PM
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4. Almost Always sometimes.
And I stopped in 1998-I just have to do that one day at a time thing.

Try to have a vivid dream about having a cigarette. I have had that happen a few times, where I wake up thinking I've broken down and my Body (except for my lungs) feels like it's had one. Really. then I don't feel so much like I need one for awhile

Stay strong! :hi:
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 12:49 PM
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7. It's, probably, just a change in the newer...
Edited on Mon Oct-31-05 12:53 PM by Tikki
..routine you have established around 'not smoking'. I think even never-smokers sometimes feel the need to 'fix'(ate) on something when their routine is knocked off a bit....could be something as simple as a change in the weather, or a new person at work...etc.

This will pass and you won't have smoked a cigarette..


Tikki & son....coming up on our 1 year anniversary...smoke-free.
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 01:04 PM
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8. Yep. It's been 3 months now.
Hang in there.

Woof
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 01:50 PM
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9. Yes, a couple times recently.
Right now I'd probably step outside with you. Good thing we are not together. Do NOT cave in! I won't either.

DU Peer Pressure--Let it work for you.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 01:53 PM
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10. Please take care of yourself, my dear swimboy!
You are young yet....don't go back to smoking, no matter how tempted you are....

It is so very damaging for EVERY system in your body......

You are stronger than your cravings, my dear......

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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 01:58 PM
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11. Thank you so much!
That is exactly the kind of support that has kept me strong. :loveya: I'm determined not to slip up, but I sure can empathize with people who get the cravings.

You are so right, and so nice to express it to me as you have! Your concern for this enormous family is really impressive. :hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 02:02 PM
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15. .........
:hug:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 02:00 PM
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12. 90 days today
Yeah I have been really jonesing the last two weeks or so. Don't give up those days.

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shugh514 Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 02:01 PM
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13. Keep repeating
"I'm dying for a cigarette"
"I'm dying for a cigarette"
"I'm dying for a cigarette"....

When the truth of the statement finally hits you, you'll quit smoking.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 02:01 PM
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14. Hugs for you, Taverner
I remember you posting about it in the beginning, when you were first working on quitting. I'm glad to hear you've made it so far!! :hug: I wish I could be there and help you find something else to do to distract you from the craving... bored.com? :)
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 02:22 PM
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16. Take a deep breath. Enjoy the clean air in your lungs.
It'll help.

I honestly think that now, 3 months after I have quit, I have regrown "smell cells" in my nose or something. I have gotten to where I really can't stand to be around a smoker. My little brother has moved in with me and the smell of his clothes and his belongings is grossing me out horribly. I intend to attack it with Febreeze.

But three months ago, I would not have noticed it at all.

I can kind of sympathize with the Nazi-ex-smokers now. Before, I thought they were being oversensitive. Now, I understand how nasty stale smoke smells.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 02:33 PM
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17. I quit one month ago
I get such strong urges to smoke I am afraid to leave the house out of fear I may drive myself to a cigarette!I step on the gas leaving work and go straight home.Honest to God,it's pathetic. Everybody tells me it passes.so we'll see.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 02:58 PM
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18. You might want one--
But you don't NEED one. Think about it; you don't have that really tight feeling in your stomach and the nicotine-fit headache. Isn't it great that you don't NEED it?
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 03:10 PM
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19. I get a craving every now and then
Gave up cigs 3 1/2 years ago. I still get a craving if I see someone smoke. I do still enjoy a cigar or pipe or hookah on occasion, but it doesn't have the addictive buzz that cigarrettes did, so I can put it away when I want to.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 03:36 PM
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20. Right after I kicked, (June '99) for a couple of months afterward I kept
Edited on Mon Oct-31-05 03:38 PM by BlueIris
not so much wanting one, but wanting to want one. Like your sitch, I knew it would SUCK (one of the main reasons I felt forced to quit was that tobacco quality in the U.S. tanked) but I wanted one anyway. Just remind yourself how absolutely awful (nauseated, dirty, dizzy) you'd feel if you did it. See if a patch or gum helps.
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