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I need a cigarette

Aug 14, 19 at 3:30pm

(Quitting day 3)
Guys, I need one. I know I don't, but I do. It's all I can think about. It's like the habit is still hanging out with me, riding on my back doing things with me and going "Wheeee! That was great, time for a smoke!". Or sometimes he goes "Oof! That sucks man, you can't do anything about it. You need to just sigh with a cigarette on your lips just the way you like."
He's like hunger in my brain. An elephant in the room that nobody see's but you. He's your best friend that you know you'll have to kill one day, or he'll kill you first. Addiction is an ugly thing.
I need to pace. Drink water, chew gum, pace. I cant go outside, if I step outside ill have one I swear to God. Ugh i can't do this.

Aug 14, 19 at 3:33pm

I feel your pain I have the whole nicotine patch program and I just stare at it every day I need my cancer sticks to function

melk commented on I need a cigarette
Aug 14, 19 at 3:37pm

Aye! Im using the patch as well. But I underestimate the power my addictions have over me. What helps you get through it? As in, gets you through a craving until you forget about it until your next craving.

Aug 14, 19 at 3:42pm

Chewing gum for long periods of time
Or eating something filling
The craving won't go away this is just how I keep myself off edge

kuroK commented on I need a cigarette
Aug 14, 19 at 3:45pm

You dont forget about it you just deal with it. Ive quit 2 times now but ive been smoking since i was like 13. Just gata keep reminding yourself your better off without. eating carrots can help because they have the same shape or chewing on a toothpick, you might find yourself sucking on them trying to hit them tho but it helps. Also they say after day 5 it starts to get easier but being around them in always a trigger. Just stay strong!!! You can do this!!!!!

melk commented on I need a cigarette
Aug 14, 19 at 3:50pm

Thx for the encouragement. They definitely pull me out of these weird fits of cravings & insanity. ^^

domdesu commented on I need a cigarette
Aug 14, 19 at 4:04pm
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Lamby commented on I need a cigarette
Aug 14, 19 at 4:08pm

really proud of you for trying to quit! just a few days off cigarettes and your body is already healing so much damage

only thing i can recommend is supplementing always having something in your hand with something else, as i hear its a habit that smokers grow

carrot sticks are a very popular alternative, and having something in those fingers might feel cathartic

Aug 14, 19 at 4:12pm

Congrats your prize is a big day joint.

melk commented on I need a cigarette
Aug 17, 19 at 9:37pm

(Update) 6 days in on the patch therapy and not a single cig. I still have at least one craving a day, but it's not debilitating like it was 3 days ago. I drink water, eat something, chew gum, vape, or smoke weed. Also, I have words of encouragement from friends like you and I believe it's kept me from going over the edge at times. Thanks guys. If anyone is seriously trying to quit, I'm here to talk. I know the kind of hold it can have on you.

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