06 Feb 2020
07 Sep 2021
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I know it's a struggle to quit. I smoked for over 43 years and quit cold turkey. I remember that first month was torture.
I found distracting myself to be very helpful. I went for walks, read books, played computer games. And when all else failed, I slept, because you don't crave when you sleep. I also drank a lot of water to help get the toxins out of my body.
For me, the worst part of quitting was the physical part. The pain in my lungs was intense. But I just grit my teeth and breathed through it. I waited for 10 minutes, and then another 10 minutes, because anyone can wait for that amount of time. Eventually the pain would subside. And I lived by NOPE (Not One Puff Ever). If you never take that first puff, you will be a non-smoker forever.
Hang in there, tonys. You are stronger than your addiction.