29 Nov 2017
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Congratulations on being smoke free for 3 weeks. Way to go!
I know it can be really hard to be around smokers and not join them, when in the past you would. But look at it this way. You have changed your life in a huge way. You are doing one of the most important things you could ever do for yourself. You are quitting smoking! And part of that process is learning how to cope with being around family and friends who still smoke.
When your sister-in-law goes out to smoke, don't go with her. Play with your phone, putter around, do anything else, but stay away from her if you think you might be tempted. You have worked too hard to get to this point, songbird. Do your best to stay strong. And remember, if you did have a smoke now, it wouldn't be the nirvana you think it would be. Your body is detoxing. If you have even a puff, it will ruin everything, and you will end up right back where you started.
It might be a good idea to have your list with you of the reasons why you decided to quit. That will also give you strength.
It's terrific that you are thinking about this in advance, because the more prepared you are, the easier it will be to handle. Good luck, songbird. Remember, Not One Puff Ever.