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Ok so today is day 5 of being a non smoker, it sounds so unfamiliar and kinda weird calling myself a non smoker but it's something I have to get used to. I guess that's where one of my first steps started really. It's been a pretty rough first 5 days.....but that's my own fault you see I'm on Champix and you generally give up the cancer sticks roughly 8-10 days in, well I decided to challenge myself and give up on day 3. I've been a smoker for 18 years and this is my second serious (and hopefully my last) attempt at giving up that filthy habit.
Making the decision to stop smoking early, I'll admit was very hard and probably a little bit stupid but none the less I am so far succeeding. My cravings were pretty bad the first 3 days and I honestly I don't know how I didn't cave. I just kept thinking back to that first drag I had when I quit last time and how bad it really tasted (my last attempt lasted 10 weeks I know right what an idiot!!!)
It probably makes it easier for me as my husband is a non smoker so i don't have it my face when I'm at home. My biggest issue has been while I'm at work, thankfully I am surrounded by very caring and supportive friends who give me the positive energy and strength to soldier on.
My advice to the people who decide to quit...... do it, it's really worth it and such a life changing experience. As for the cravings.....deal with them as they come and always have your back up plan ready to put into action soon as you get a craving. I've tried having some tea and so far it's worked ok......GOOD LUCK!!!
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