29 Nov 2017
29 Aug 2018
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Hi hopefully humble,
Your story is a wake up call for all of us. We can never be complacent, never rest on our laurels. We have to stick to N.O.P.E., not one puff ever. I quit 1.8 months ago, and I still get cravings. Most are not bad, but some are real doozies. And I always have to tell myself that it just isn't worth it, and that I worked too hard to get here to blow it now. But man, I can really relate to the temptation.
I know how hard it is to start over, but as you know, it is well worth it. Short term pain for a lifetime of gain. You have quit once before, and you can do it again.
Write out a list of reasons why you want to quit, and read it often. Drink lots and lots of water to help to clear the toxins from your body. Try to avoid triggers, like hanging out with people who smoke, and keep yourself distracted. Personally, I found distraction most helpful. Go for a walk, try cooking with new recipes, read a good book, play computer games, do some household chores you have been putting off. Anything to keep your mind off your cravings. And do some deep breathing to calm your nerves.
You can quit again, hopefully humble. Believe in yourself. You are stronger than your addiction.