Hi everyone! I'm new here: both to the helpline and the quitting. I was wondering if I could get some feedback:
I'm on hour 22 of a cold turkey quit (i.e. no nicotine whatsoever... vaping didn't work, and I'm going to try to go without NRT).
Around hour 28 I have the option of going to a house party. Fairly chill folks in their late 20s. There will be alcohol but no active smokers that I am aware of. While my first ever cigarette was at a party many years ago, I found drinking to be fairly low on my list of triggers.
However, I will be arriving and leaving with someone who vapes. He knows not to allow me to borrow it and might be open to leaving the vape at home.
1. Should I avoid going at all costs?
2. Should I try some exposure therapy and drink a beer or two (to make sociability easier) but refrain to touch any nicotine?
3. Should I go with the expectation that I will not use nicotine or alcohol?