posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:03 PM
Step one, for me, was convincing myself I wanted to quit, and that the things I thought were good about cigarettes, were actually just my body
yearning for nicotine.
After I convinced myself that the "relaxation" the cigarette brought was really just the tension of lack of nicotine going away, I realized there
was something I still missed. That was the oral/hand fixation; I really enjoyed having something to handle and 'do' when I was just sitting
around, or waiting. For that, I took a cigarette, (my last, and one I still keep as a souvenir) double wrapped it in rolling papers (to make it
durable, I liked to toss it up and catch it in my lips), and then just used it as a make believe cigarette. It allowed me to continue my normal
patterns, while siphoning out the nicotine aspect. Two weeks later I didn't feel the need to use it anymore.
And, as someone else said, it's different for everyone, but I'm fairly confident in saying you must want to quit, and focus on the healthier life
Oh! And to always remember that the urges during withdrawal only last about 5 minutes. I used that fact a lot to help me get through them.