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Quit 23 days ago
I ve had a throat infection 13 days ago. That was terribly painful. Since the day it started, i haven't touch a cigarette. I felt so grateful. The nurses and Dr took good care of me. I was so much in pain. I started to imagine how guilty I would feel if i had a similar pain because of my smoking habits. My throat was so painful that I didn't even think about smoking, not a second.  Now that i am doing better, cravings are coming back. It s just in my head, i want to fight it. I don't want to relapse. I want to be a non smoker. I am done with it.  How to kill this craving for good  😰
Last reply: September 16 @ 12:21 pm
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,663 days ago
    September 16 @ 6:02 am
    Twich, cravings will always come and go, but the further you get into your quit, the more control you'll have over it.  To help take deep breaths count to ten and exhale and say NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) to yourself frequently.  Drink plenty of water through a straw to mimic smoking and give the quit coaches a call at 1-877-455-2233 for support and encouragement.  Welcome to the forum, reach out anytime, Lucille.
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,529 days ago
    September 16 @ 12:21 pm
    Congrats Twich999 on your quit and that you are doing something for  you!  It is amazing how many people realize that their body is telling them something is wrong but never do anything about it. Thank you for listening to your body and also the courage to do something about it. To help you kill your cravings learn more about the 4D's Delay 20 mins, Distract by getting both mind and hand busy, Drink through a straw so that you mimic the action of smoking and Deep breathing to bring down your level of anxiety. If you need more support in this area give one of the coaches a call  to support you further Congrats