06 Feb 2020
01 Jun 2021
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Congrats on passing the 7th month mark! WooHoo! You are well on your way to being a non-smoker for life!
I can't really remember when the cravings finally disappeared for good (well almost for good), but I believe it took well over a year. That's why I always caution people not to become complacent, because you never know when you are suddenly going to get an urge. Even after four years, I get the occasional niggle, although the urge is really fleeting and it happens very rarely now. But it just goes to show how good cigarette companies are at making their products as addictive as possible.
Over time, you will think about smoking less and less. Your cravings will become few and far between, and they won't last long. You just have to be prepared to stay strong when they happen. I used to remind myself of all the reasons why I was so happy being a non-smoker, and how hard I worked to get to this point. Getting through that first month of my quit was something I definitely do not want to experience ever again! It was really hellish.
Keep doing what you're doing, wandam. You are strong and determined, and you deserve to live the rest of your life as a non-smoker. You should be really proud of yourself. Treat yourself to something nice. You have definitely earned a reward!