I'm new here too, so I don't now how much I can help..
But I'd like you to know I'll be here for you too, like so many others!
When I need a smoke, I usually drink lots of water or - and this works best for me - loads of orange juice! If it doesn't work I just say NO and I think about the hard times my family had about a year ago when my sister got sick. (she's just fine now)
Hang in there, we're all on your side!
My Quit Date: 8/12/2008 Smoke-Free Days: 13 Cigarettes Not Smoked: 260 Amount Saved: �26.00 Life Gained: Days: 0 Hrs: 21 Mins: 25 Seconds: 53
Thank you Stickin for the great advice!! I'm thinking of what I can do differently when my vacation ends!
I don't think I didn't tell my smoker friends I am quitting for them not to get let down if I started back a couple of days later.. I think I had a mostly selfish thought which goes like "I don't like people telling me congratulations, while a huge cloud of smoke is coming out of their mouths"!! Which explains why I did tell my non-smoking close environnement..
I'm currently trying to make up strategies and find things that can distract me from thinking about smoking or substitute smoking.. (for the time being it's orange juice, chocolate and self-talk)
I'm not saying I'm gonna cut them out because they smoke, not a chance.. I'm just saying that this time I need a little time to myself so I can think of the best ways to resist and be prepared.
My Quit Date: 8/12/2008 Smoke-Free Days: 14 Cigarettes Not Smoked: 280 Amount Saved: �28.00 Life Gained: Days: 0 Hrs: 23 Mins: 12 Seconds: 50