I have been cigarette free for one week now. The last time I stopped, I only lasted 4 weeks, till I succumbed-this time I am going to be successful.
I wear a rubber band on my wrist and when those cravings strike I give it a 'ping' , it hurts just enought to take my mind off ciggies. I have gone without any patches etc, because I need to stop and I feel that the replacement therapies will just draw things out. I am trying very hard to be very busy, am changing some behaviours and getting new habits (drinking many cups of tea, and walking )
I used to love smoking but have realised that cigarettes were a fair weather friend, and I need to leave them behind. .. .It is really hard. It feels like I am leaving an old life behind and making a new smoke free one . But, I believe the positives are worth the current difficulties.
Good Luck to you and to me..