29 Nov 2017
21 Aug 2018
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I went through bad withdrawal for the first month. Mind you, I smoked for 43 years and quit cold turkey, so when you think about it, a month really isn't that long. I was able to fall asleep. I just couldn't stay asleep, so being tired made it more difficult for me to stay strong.
As for cravings, yes, I still get them occasionally. I quit almost 1.8 months ago, and I still get the odd want and the odd craving. But the good news is that my cravings are brief, and not nearly as strong as they used to be. I just mentally remind myself that I never want to smoke again, that I am happy to be a non-smoker, and I distract myself, and then it passes.
You've got the right idea, adream01. It would be ridiculous for you to light up at this point. You have worked so hard to get to this point. Why not keep it going? Also, look at it this way. If you did light up now, it would not be the wonderful experience you might expect. It would actually hurt and burn your lungs, and make you feel dizzy. So why put yourself through that?
Congrats on your 9 days smoke free. Keep it up! You will be so happy you did.