posted on Jul, 18 2011 @ 09:30 PM
First off, good for you! Will save your health, money, and daughter's peace of mind. Kudos!
Currently, I am a smoker but have quit for an extended period of time twice. And I had a similar experience...day 1, the perseverence outweighs the
craving and it isn't so bad. Day 2 and 3, can be rough. But the craving and constant need to preoccupy myself steadily declined after day 3.
Some things that help...toothpicks (my personal favorite) , hard candies, gum, mints...anything to hold/have in your mouth. It is a habitual habit as
well, so substituting cigarettes for something seemed to work for me.
I've had friends that quit for years and still crave cigarettes, personally...I found no urge after about 3 weeks, and was tremendously easier after
those first couple of days. Keep with it...and again, Congrats! Utmost respect.