29 Nov 2017
05 Oct 2018
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First, let me congratulate you on your four smoke free days. Way to go.
I quit cold turkey, too. Call me crazy, but I purposely faced all my triggers right off the bat. For example, I kept my cigarettes right where I could see them for the first month. When I got a craving, I looked at them and said, this is my choice, I choose not to smoke. And I then went on to do things to distract myself.
I also hung out with smokers, including two of my sisters who smoke heavily. They smoked right in front of me in their apartment. Again, what I told myself was that it was my choice to quit, and also, I was doing something that they didn't have the strength to do. And that kept me on the straight and narrow. But we all handle things differently.
See how you feel on Tuesday. If you are eating out, then your friend will have to step outside to have a cigarette. Let her go alone. Who knows, the weather may be lousy, and you can tell yourself how lucky you are not to have to step out in crappy weather any more. If you are both outside somewhere and your friend wants to light up, maybe you can step into a store or something to avoid dealing with it. It just depends how you feel when it is happening.
Remember, you are going to face these kinds of challenges on a regular basis. Part of the quitting process is learning how to deal with day-to-day situations without smoking.