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Quit 160 days ago
48 hours since I have smoked. It’s all I can think about. I’ve just eaten lunch and the craving is the biggest I’ve had all day. I’m trying to drink water when I feel a craving coming on, as well as chewing  Nicorette gum, but I crave the feeling of my lungs being full if that makes sense. 
Last reply: August 14, 2019 @ 7:25 pm
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,411 days ago
    August 13, 2019 @ 3:55 pm
    blythe, for cravings take deep breaths count ot five and exhale. Repeat until the craving passes and then repeat NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) to yourself often.  You're doing well at 2 days.  Lucille. 
  • Paul123
    Quit 369 days ago
    August 13, 2019 @ 7:13 pm
    Great job on 2 days! I loved that smoke in the lungs feeling, i used an empty pen or straw and imagined it was a cigarette, it really helped me to get through those first few days,.. it does get easier!  You realise that clean air feels better then any cigarette! Keep it up you can beat this 😀 
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 1,084 days ago
    August 13, 2019 @ 8:47 pm
    What you are feeling is normal Blythe! Hold tight and continue to fight it. Distract your mind in whatever way you can when the cravings get really bad. Do anything but smoke. That first week is pretty challenging but you CAN beat it. Paul gave you some great tips above. You can even just pretend you have a cig in your hand and take a few big drags of fresh air instead. Trust me, the feeling of fresh air filling your lungs is much better and much healthier than all the deadly chemicals in a cigarette. Keep fighting. Thing will get easier. Every time you win a battle, you get stronger!
  • DianneE
    Quit 466 days ago
    August 14, 2019 @ 7:10 am
    Hi Blythe,
    Remember the 5 D's for when cravings hit, distract, delay, deep breaths, drink water and discuss.  Try to change up your routine, that helps.  Keep a list of the reasons why you are quitting nearby.  This is a tough journey, but with the right mindset and determination, it is doable.  Welcome and good luck! 
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,277 days ago
    August 14, 2019 @ 7:25 pm
    Hey Blythe when you drink water are you drinking it through a straw. With the hand to mouth movement, sucking on the straw and the coolness going down your throat is a great way to mimic smoking and where you can trade a good habit for a bad one. I hope you made it through.  Let us know!