29 Nov 2017
24 Jan 2019
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Congratulations on making the decision to quit for good. So glad you could join us.
I smoked for over 43 years and quit cold turkey, too, so I understand what you are going through. It sure ain't fun. Do your best to distract yourself. When the cravings get bad, wait 10 minutes, and then another 10 minutes, and so on until it passes. I know you are anxious to start feeling better, but you smoked for over 40 years, so you have to be patient. It is going to take some time for your body to get used to being smoke free. For me, the whole first month was really rough, but after that, there was a noticeable improvement.
Hang in there, rml2019. Quitting smoking is truly the best thing you could do for yourself. You won't regret it.