31 Dec 2018
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14 Nov 2019
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Congrats on starting this crazy quit journey.
I did the cold turkey route and I was always thirsty, tired as all can be, irritable (my wife still reminds me of that to this day), I also had the hand shakes which were minor but enough to make writing hard.
Take some time in the next day or two and get rid of all the smoking stuff - ashtrays, butt cans, lighters, etc. Buy a big honking bottle of Lysol spray and go to town with it to rid that smoke smell.
In the next day or two take some time to taste and smell your food - I bet you will be surprised.
Now everyone's quit is a bit different. Some people go by the rule of 3's - 3rd day, 3rd week, 3rd month - those are the hardest.
For me it was looking at the positives - by the 3rd day the nicotine was out of my system, by the 3rd week I was breathing better (a LOT better) and by the 3rd month I was getting over the mental side of smoking.