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Punkingal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:55 PM
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So, I quit smoking 2 weeks ago....
and I am still CRAVING a cigarette SO badly! Does it ever get any better?????
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:00 PM
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1. yes
everytime you crave a cig, just pat yourself on the back that you did it, it's over.
stop kidding yourself you want them. you know you don't otherwise you wouldn't have quit, right?
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:11 PM
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2. For several months (3 perhaps)
I was on the "one day at a time" program. Psychologically, for me, it was just too much to imagine quitting "forever." That felt like a death sentence, and I knew I didn't have the strength to commit to that. Instead, every day when I woke up I had to say, "I am strong enough not to have one today." Tomorrow I may smoke a whole carton, who knows? But today I am not going to have one.

It gets easier after a couple of months, but for a while, it's pretty horrible. Good luck to you. Chew gum. I found it helps.

:thumbsup:

-Laelth
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Punkingal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:15 PM
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5. I think that is an excellent suggestion....
Somehow the "forever" thing is getting to me. One day at a time seems doable.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:00 PM
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3. DO NOT SMOKE!
You have the willpower! I know you can do it! :hi: :hug:
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:13 PM
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4. My son and I quit 72 weeks ago,...somewhere during ......
that time we we realized we weren't going to smoke ever again.

So will you..... :)



Tikki
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:15 PM
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6. Good for you guys!
Congrats! :toast:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:16 PM
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7. Yup... in two weeks it'll be better
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 06:17 PM by LostinVA
Than even better a month later, etc.

Elene years for me 4/1. I smoked two packs a day. You can do it!
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:18 PM
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8. a year and a half
hey.. the craves come in waves... if you ride it out.. it will pass
it's a little challenge that you keep with yourself.
it always feels good when you beat the crave.
(mind over chemicals)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:24 PM
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9. My you are doing well. People say it does. People say they stopped
and you see them and they are running around, working out, focussed on the right things, and you have to be impressed. Cause it is hard.

Punkingal is a Quitter!!!!

:woohoo:
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