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Answered 2 years ago

I am 7 days smoke free today! When do the cravings go away??? It's so hard! But I'm so close! Help me!

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2 years ago
Trust me, you can do it & it is so, so worth it!

For me, the cravings came & went for at least a year. It took another two years for me to find ciggies repulsive & then I knew I had won.

The only thing that got me through was deep breathing while reminding myself why I DIDN'T want to smoke. Everything from what I planned do with the saved money, getting fitter, no smell (you really notice the stink as an ex smoker and think eeekkk no thanks!), no trying to find a spot where I could smoke, not being owned by the cravings & worrying how I'd get through a long meeting or flight, things tasting better, skin clearer. Pick your reason & keep running it through your mind.
I also redirected the money I spent buying ciggies into travel savings so buying them would put my dreams further behind.
I also asked friends not to offer me any - they're so expensive it's unfair to ask anyway!

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2 years ago
Yes!!!!! Thankyou I needed this. I'd love to go to Vietnam in the next 2 years so the money I would normally spend on cigs will now be my Vietnam fund!! I can do this!!

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2 years ago
I did this too with the money, but you should also reward yourself short term . Maybe there is a a dress you haven’t been able to afford. Now you can. A small reward at the end of every week can also help you through. Go get you teeth cleaned aa well once you have passed say 3 months.

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2 years ago
You can do this!!!! The first 10-14 days will be hard but think to yourself, if you have done it for 7 long hard days, you can do just one more. And repeat every day. Don’t throw away the 7 (and counting days) you have done it for so far! Otherwise if would be wasted.
You’ve got this ;) go you!!!!!!!

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2 years ago
You can do it! I did it and I will be honest, my cravings have not gone away 100 per cent. I have been a mon smoker for nearly a year, but when I quit the first time for five years, the cravings were still there. It's something you just have to deal with unfortunately but well done seven days is the hardest!

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2 years ago
It's so hard!!! And I've been hiding out at home. Lord help me when I'm with my friends who smoke.

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2 years ago
Ring quit helpline

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2 years ago
I quit Nov. 2004. I still do not smoke. I still on occasion have a craving. I do what I always have done. I think about something else. Get busy doing something to take your mind off the smoking. Good luck. I was smoking 2 packs a day.