My first post :
Well I hope others are doing as good as I am.
I quit cold turkey last Thursday night/Early Friday morning and haven't touched a ciggy since.
It hardly bothers me now, I have the added bonus of being around non-smokers and I think that helps a lot.
I have stuck to my healthier diet too and invested in a steamer for veggies and such.
I am practically a on a full vegetarian diet but I aren't doing it because I have something against meat, I will still eat it occasionally but I just
feel a lot healthier in many ways with my practically all fruit and veg diet.
So all in all I feel confident the cigs are history, I just hope I don't fall back to them as I have done before.
It was awkward at times and I so nearly gave in to the temptation but I quickly changed the situation, walked away from the smokes, found something to
do and tried to take my mind off until the craving passed.
I don't have craving now...well maybe a little but thats more habit than anything but I am certain they are gone.
I did my quitting with my cigs still in easy reach and still staring me in the face but I won't advise that, I did that more for me an extra
So thanks to Greenize for the inspiration to use this time rather than any to quit, it was always 'next week' or some other excuse and this thread
gave me the perfect excuse to quit now.
I hope I aren't the only one who is confidently out of the tunnel, if your still in their then please no 'just one's' as that is the worst thing
No one drags, no sitting in second hand smoke and to be honest I don't think any of the replacement aid's help as I did it easier this time without
than when I used patches, gum and tablets in the past.
But everybody is different and what might work for one might not for another and vice-versa.
Mints or sweets (candy) of some kind to slowly suck or chew may help occupy your mouth and maybe twiddling a pen between your fingers or typing (posts
on ATS of course
) may help if your hand feels a little lost.
Good luck to everyone and trust me, it can be done and is so worth it.
[edit on 15-7-2009 by keepithush]