Dear Cringing about Cravings,
That’s great you’re planning to quit and even better that you're planning ahead. A little preparation now will go a long way.
Learning to cope with "cravings" is a big part of becoming smoke free. It's important to understand that cravings are both physical and mental.
The physical addiction -- which can be the most intense -- typically only lasts one to two weeks. It's the psychological part that lingers.
The typical person needs to practice a new behaviour for 21 days before it becomes a habit, so three weeks is usually a good benchmark. But… cravings can surprise you at any time -- I've known people to experience cravings completely out of the blue, years after they quit.
Your quit plan includes ways to cope.
The good news is that even the worst cravings never last more than a few minutes. Whether or not you cave in, they will always go away if you can wait them out.
Just remember the four Ds: Delay, Distract, Deep breaths, and Drink water.
You can do it!
- Quit Coach Veda