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Old 03-28-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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is anything like quit smoking ?

I haven't smoked for the last three weeks, I am amazed and proud of this cold turkey smoking break. I call it a break because I crave so badly for a cigarette and I think it's just a matter of time untill I will start again. I hate to say it but I crave too much even though I am on some medication prescribed by my doctor: Zyban. I thought three weeks would be enough to ease my cravings but it just doesn't look so. Are we smokers for life ? I mean even we quit are we gonna crave forever ?

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Old 03-28-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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Re: is anything like quit smoking ?

I quit cold turkey as well. I quit at the end of January and have only had 2 slip ups since then. I get cravings out of the blue (wrote a message about it) and they are quit strong, but they go away. Difference between this quit and the last quits is that this time I truly do feel like a non smoker. Even when I slipped up, it felt more of a choice than a screw up. I don't know if the cravings will go away; I think the key is to separate the cravings from the actual DESIRE to smoke. I get the cravings but really don't want to do it.

Good luck.

Old 03-29-2008, 06:13 AM   #3
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Re: is anything like quit smoking ? only takes 72 hrs for nicotine to get out of you system, the rest is habit. i have a sister who has quit for 5 yrs., and an uncle quit for 22 yrs...they still have the occasional crave. they start thinking something more pleasant and it goes away. i guess we need to choose not to smoke for our own health. we need to romance a cig. not marry it. i have been quit 3 wks tomorrow, using commit losenges. my craves are mostly in the morning with my coffee, then i take a commit.
best of luck to you and please don't let those cancer sticks run your life..bevann

Old 03-29-2008, 08:43 PM   #4
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Re: is anything like quit smoking ?

This is my 2nd go around with quitting, the first time lasted 3 months and I caved, that was months ago, I have now fully committed myself to quitting and I have been quit for one whole week with the help of Chantix what a life saver. I dont even think about a cig, yes I do desire but I wont do it. I think of something else than the desire goes away as fast as it came.

Old 03-30-2008, 04:46 AM   #5
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Re: is anything like quit smoking ?

Hi there I've been quit for dare I say almost 2 yrs cold turkey on June 12th. I still get cravings out of the blue when in a stressful situation (When are you not in a stressful situation right?). I think once you stop thinking of the cigs as a "Friend" , and it's something you WANT to do instead of HAVE to do you know you're done with them. But I do believe we'll always be recovering smokers. Three weeks is fabulous you should be proud of yourself and keep up the great work you too Bevann!!!

Old 03-30-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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Re: is anything like quit smoking ?

Hang in there!!!!I don't think the cravings ever completely go away but the worst is behind you at 3 weeks. As time passes the craves will be fewer and weaker. Once I got to about 4 months it seemed to be a lot easier for me. Good luck!!!!!!!!

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