I know that smoking is addictive but can you put it into words what you as a smoker go through when you are craving a cigarette? Image Credit: Pixabay and Realworkhard
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I started smoking at 12, I wish I had never started, it is so hard to quit, I quit once for 4 months. I tried to quit and failed. It was so hard, I got tired of failing and give up.
When I asked the question, I never thought I would get such a complete and heartfelt response. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and congratulations on quitting.
Thank goodness you had the inner strength to go through the pain and quit. I will take a look at your hub, thanks for your answer.
I think I am guilty of assuming that smokers are 'weak willed'. I see your point that every smoker is an individual and what works for one, might not for another. Thank you for putting that into perspective.
Me too Blond Logic. I have discussions with drinkers, over eaters (emphasis is not on one who is obese, one who over eats - mainly carbs), go to casinos too much, or even the exercise or work-aholic . Addiction is the key & nicotine is the substa
The symptoms are the same. I also have pseudo hypoglycemia from drinking coffee on an empty stomach.Both cravings R scary. Tapering never worked 4 me & cold turkey is a nightmare. I really feel 4 any 1 trying 2 kick an addiction.
My ex tried, cold turkey, cutting down, hypnosis, shock therapy and nicotine gum. In the end he stopped for 9 months and then he said he would just have one. Then he was back to square one.
Thank you Carol for your comparison they sound very similar.
I hear that word 'stress' often. "I am smoking more because I am stressed". But I am stressed and I am not smoking.
As D. William said, 5 days of pain and sickness to get over the initial stages of the cravings. It is a powerful drug.
I have lived with smokers all my life, and never really understood them. Oddly enough, I find people who are smokers give advice on health concerns regarding food choices etc. Thanks for your answer.