At one point in my life I smoked up to 60 cigarettes per day and i'm only 24!! 2 years ago I quit cold turkey and what really helped me was writing about it to keep my mind and hands occupied. I kept a log of what I was experiencing (which is now a published book) but it really helped because it occupied the 2 most notorious actions of smoking, thinking about it and doing it. As for drinking just refrain if you can for the first week or have a green tea next to you (plain) to sip on, ironically it tastes just like an ashtray!
Another think you can do to at least get over cigarettes (and some people will disagree but anything is worth a shot in the dark) switch to cigars for a while and dont have any cigarettes. You get your nicotine, smoke, the taste plus the feeling of wanting to vomit at the end of each one! Best of all if you do it for 3 weeks without having a cigarette you should be completely over cigarettes and since you never really preferred cigars to cigarettes it should be a heck of a lot easier to stop smoking cigars.
As for the walking bit, when you quit replace your feeling of teeth gritten, anxiety into a bubbly high of getting more oxygen into your brain and go with it. If your walking feeling pumped and jittery run as fast as you can for as long as you can until that feeling is gone, you are winded and your lungs ache.
Hopefully some of these tips can assist you or others reading this!View Thread
Good for you congrats! Don't worry about not having "support people" honestly in my opinion non-smokers dont know what smoking is like. Ex-smokers are rare to come by especially due to the fact that most smokers like other smokers so their group of friends usually consists of people who smoke. And the quit smoking buddy system isn't very great either because if that buddy should lapse you will feel the need to lapse as well taking you all the way back to square one. As I always say "there are certain things in life we need to over come by ourselves and quitting smoking is one of those things" you are your best support buddy because you can truly make yourself feel guilty for your actions (especially if your stubborn and retaliate against others words like me hahaha).View Thread