What finally worked for me was to get a pouch of the best tobacco I had ever tried and to really savor the experience of rolling (which I miss more than the smoking!) and enjoy every drag, like what Sifu recommends. I committed to never buying tobacco again, and never smoking anything that wasn’t quality, hand rolled tobacco that I would really enjoy. That was way easier than committing to never smoking again, and it felt good because it was a way of valuing myself. And it worked, and continues to work… I haven’t smoked since, and especially now that I have other, better ways of managing stress like practicing Taichi or Qigong, and an even greater commitment to my health, smoking doesn’t even cross my mind as a way to de-stress anymore. Thank you so much Sifu!
And it doesn’t matter. Because I’m not going to find out. Even after all these years as an ex-smoker, I believe that a single drag might be enough to reignite the dopamine pathways and send me right back into addiction. That belief, whether it’s true or not, serves me well. It helps me in my mission to remain smoke free.
Smoking cannabis CAN kill you - Daily Mail Online
I have read the article and most of the comments for strength.
I stopped smoking 9 weeks ago and although I do not wish to smoke again I am struggling to cope with my moods.
I read a separate article earlier, whereas it explained that dealing with stress as a smoker does get surpressed due to the fact that … long story short, it makes you smoke and we forget the whole feeling we felt 2 minutes earlier. Now not smoking I am faced to deal with my daily stresses plus the surpressed feeling have started to surface giving me panic attacks and panic feeling from waking to sleep.
I don’t want to smoke but it has been so hard dealing with the aftermath. The nicotine withdrawal was the easy part. Emotional warfare is hell!!
To add my young son was diagnosed with an terminal illness 4 years ago so my surpressed feeling are probably more than most.