05 Jan 2020
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04 Jun 2021
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This reply comes a year later but I would like to say something about having cravings after 2 months.
I have quit in the past for 5 years and 3 months. It was one of the best experiences in my life. And I learned a lot from it. Yes, unfortunately, I went back to smoking and now I am on my 7th day nicotine free. But I learned that like every addiction, there are triggers that cause relapses in the process of quitting smoking.
After 3 weeks, the physical nicotine addiction is almost under control. For some people it disappears and they never look back. For some, the addiction lingers and takes longer to have the cravings under control.
So, in the short run (the first 3 weeks more or less) it is the physical craving that we mainly have to deal with. In the long run, it is the psychological addiction that we have to deal with. And every time you get a craving that seems overwhelming, ask yourself why do you have this psychological craving now. Some event in your life has triggered it. Smoking, like every other addiction, does not solve the problem that was the trigger. It makes your life worse because now you added many negative consequences to that event; health, finance, social life,