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What a day of emotions, starting out with being VERY happy that I have quit smoking and excited about going to Europe in July, to being very antsy and agitated in the evening when having to get things done NOW, lke bookings, etc for the trip.
I thought about smoking, so that I could go outside and ignore reality, but the thought of smoking is very offputting: the stink, the effect on my body, brown teeth etc etc etc
Thus, the first step in coming home and again meeting the real us is emptying the body of nicotine.
It's amazingly fast too. Cut by half every two hours, our mind and body become 100% nicotine-free within 72 hours of ending all use. Extraction complete, peak withdrawal now behind you, true healing can begin. While receptor sensitivities are quickly restored, down-regulation of the number of receptors to levels seen in never-users may take up to 21 days.
But within two to three weeks your now arrested dependency is no longer doing the talking. Quitting fears and dread are gradually thawing and melting into "like" or even "love." You're beginning to sense the truth about where you've been. (From stayquit.com Nicotine addiction 101)
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