29 Nov 2017
07 Aug 2019
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Congratulations on Day 6. That is wonderful, and it's great that you decided to quit smoking.
Don't be afraid of what is to come. We all experience different things when quitting. And there are plenty of people who quit successfully on their first attempt. Statistics don't tell the whole story.
I quit cold turkey after 43 years. It was just my time to quit. First, I read the information and did the exercises on this site. This is where I learned how to go about quitting. Then, I joined this online forum and practically lived here. This is a very supportive community and we do our best to help each other stay strong.
When I got cravings, I waited in increments of 10 minutes, because anyone can wait 10 minutes, until the craving passed. Granted, sometimes those 10 minutes led to 1.5 hours, but hey, taking it 10 minutes at a time got me through. I did my best to keep myself busy and distracted. And I drank lots and lots of water, which is something I do normally anyway. Those are some of the things that worked for me.
You have already made such great progress. Keep up the good work. Remember, you can do this! Believe in yourself!