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Quit 99 days ago
Hi, this is my first day and i have no idea how i am going to deal with this.
Any ideas to avoid cigarettes when i am craving....
  • B
    Quit 548 days ago
    July 11 @ 12:17 pm
    Chew gum, sip water and there is always  sunflower seeds. Are you using a nrt? The patch worked for me
    • Karen33
      Quit 141 days ago
      July 11 @ 3:59 pm
      I agree with all of those:)
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,319 days ago
    July 11 @ 3:47 pm
    Manish, read the post that I have written to Suset down below as everything I told her applies to you as well.  Welcome to the forum.  I hope you find all the help you need here and please keep us posted should you need us at any time.  You can also get ideas on what to expect from reading other quitter's posts and calling the quit coaches at 1-877-455-2233 for extra support and encouragement.  Hugs, Lucille.
  • C
    Quit 147 days ago
    July 11 @ 4:11 pm
    Patch has been super helpful for me. I found instead of hanging out in the smoke area at work during breaks i go for a quick walk around the block. change up your routine and drink lots of water. cravings only will last a few minutes before they subside. stay strong and remember the acronym NOPE. not one puff ever. it only took one cig to get you hooked in the first place. 
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 992 days ago
    July 11 @ 5:23 pm
    Rule #1 - NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) As nicotine addicts we are all 1 puff away from a pack a day.
    Rule #2 - get rid of ALL smoking material you might have access to. You can't smoke what you don't have. If you live with someone who smokes, ask them to keep their cigarettes out of sight for a while.
  • DianneE
    Quit 374 days ago
    July 11 @ 5:25 pm
    Hi Manish,
    Congrats on taking that very important first step.  It's gonna be a tough journey, but with the right mindset and determination, very doable.  Use the 5 D's for when cravings hit (drink water, distract, delay, deep breaths and discuss) and use any tool available to help you quit.  NRT's are a great aid in helping take the edge off the cravings.  And keep posting, it helps knowing that there are others going through or have gone through what you are.  Welcome and good luck!