a reply to: Evanzsayz
Congrats on your decision and I wish you well.
I am closing in on 12 years without smoking. I had reduced my habit to half by waiting a little later each day before having that first one. By the
time I was down to 15 or so a day I was ready to quit. And by ready I mean that I truly wanted to, for me, not to satisfy anyone else. I began in my
teens and had my last puff in my mid 40's.
This was not my first attempt, previously I had quit for a period of 4 years and started up again. And another time was off of them for 2 years. It
is not easy to remain a non-smoker and I still have cravings to this day, mostly when someone in the car ahead of me flicks their ash out the
~window~. I found that food tasted so much better when not smoking and I did gain a fair amount of weight (still working on that issue). sigh,
this is not so easily done
I've learned that the main problem is with your subconscious, for example my subconscious still believes I enjoy smoking, and that is what causes
smoking dreams. That's when you realize where the urges come from.. because smoking again and it being disgusting and feeling disgusting and not
understanding why you could even consider a craving.
Yes, I can relate to the smoking dreams as I have woken from a deep sleep because in my dream I was smoking
. Thankful that is was only a
As for staying away from other smokers, my husband smokes and has for as long as I've known him. Even at work I would still go out with the smokers
at break time as it did me good to get away from my desk even without the cigarette. I think this actually helped me work through the cravings.
Fortunately I was off of the smokes for a year before our province started to implement laws as to where you could smoke and the list is added to
every year or so.
Here is a link to the by laws, which I am sure are not much different to those of many other regions:
Smoking By Laws
And for the poster who mentioned smoking in a car with children, YUP that is against the law and you can be fined. Pretty much you are now only
allowed to smoke on your own property or far far way from the general public.
Good Luck to you and anyone else thinking of quitting, I'm on your side.
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