I've been smoking for a year and want to stop before I get older, im going to the stop smoking clinic tommorrow. I want to know when I start quitting, how long till the cravings go away? and will I ever be as healthy as if I haddnt smoked?
Simply a Rose to brighten your day,
And maybe lessen the cares in your way;
And also, too, to help you to know,
That in knowing you, many others grow!
Yes, the cravings will eventually go away but you may still have dreams where you smoked for some time. And, yes, you will become just as healthy as if you hadn't ever smoked.
"How to "quit" smoking?"
You can't "quit smoking". You CAN "become a non-smoker".
There is a big difference in the way your mind and body reacts to the two attempts. In "quitting smoking" your mind and body tell each other that you are trying to deprive it of something it likes and needs, therefore it works hard at preventing you from succeeding.
In "becoming a non-smoker" you successfully attain your goal while not giving your mind and body a chance to perceive that they are being deprived.
Along with the above attitude change, you can help achieve your goal by having on hand some hard candy. Whenever you feel the urge to smoke simply place a piece of candy in your mouth.
Don't try to refrain from smoking "forever". Simply refrain for the next couple of hours.
I, personally, know that the above works. I smoked for 30 years and was up to two packs a day. I successfully became a non-smoker 22 years ago. It wasn't always easy and I still have nightmares that I've started smoking again and "blown" my smoke-free record but then I wake up and am thankful it was only a dream.
The candy I used was "Gobstopper" Jaw Breakers. The lasted about 10 minutes each and effectively replaced the craving for a cigarette.
You, too, can become a non-smoker, even if you're surrounded by people who smoke. It is your choice. When offered a cigarette you don't say "no thanks, I'm trying to quit" but instead state "no thanks, I don't smoke".
I've only had 3 and I'm trying not to have anymore, I'm only 14, I don't want my parents to find out and I'm not the sort to smoke or anything, it's just that I think I'm depressed!!isn't it just so hard not to grab 1 ? I just stole them from my dad, it mustb harder because u've smoked for a long period of time!!! there so commforting!!! (I didn't think I'd b so weird about it after just 3~!) do you regret ever trying them?? why did you do it?? I was just really upset. luv to heard from you!!! xox