First and foremost, I know that I should have quit smoking long before now. So if all you want to do is gripe, complain, bitch, or judge. I will not stand for it. Your post will be ignored.
Second, I do not wish to be told how to quit. I have decided to quit cold turkey. So if you want to respond to this post and share your opinions on how to quit. This is not the post for you. Thank you but no thank you.
OK. Now to my story. I am 30 weeks pregnant today. And I have decided it is time to quit. My strategy is to quit cold turkey. Keep my hands and mind busy. And use mints or hard candies when I have that insatiable urge to have something in mouth.What I want from this post well, really what I need from this post is just people who will promise to try to log on everyday and support me and encourage me.
If you could do this for me I would really appreciate it.
Oh and just so you know every day. Or at least once a day. I will have a countdown of how many hours it has been since my cigarette and how many hours till it is all out of my system.
Because it takes 2 weeks for all the nicotine to get out of your system. Which would be 336 hours.
It has already been 14 hours so only 322 hours to go.
Keep yourself busy after meals and sex. These are the two most common times to take a cig break.
Keep some starlight mints and chocolate (dark works best) close by and try to eat a few and drink some water instead of reaching for the cigarettes.
Get a reusable cup with a straw. When you want a cigarette, drink some water or OJ or chocolate milk. The action of sucking through a straw has the same effect as drawing on a cigarette.
Have something for your hands. A lot of picking up those cigarettes comes from being bored or fidgety.
Figure out how much money you spend a month on cigarettes. Think of something nice you can buy for yourself or the baby with that money.
Eat a banana every day. They've been shown to help reduce nicotine levels in the body and curb the cravings.
you can do it! I quit jan. 7th 2012 cold turkey (my fiance still smoked too so i always had the urge to get one). it does get easier. I smoked on and off (mostly on) for 7 1/2 years and finally just decided i wanted to start a family and kept it in my mind that it would be best for me and the baby to go ahead an quit so thats what motivated me so it could help to find something that really motivates you to quit and every time you want a cig think about your motivation