And so, for some time you did not smoke (a week, a month, several months, a year or more ...), but you returned to the cigarette again.
My personal observations. I really hope this helps you.
What to do?
Depending on your abstinence from smoking:
The longer you haven’t smoked, the easier it will be for you not to smoke anymore, and regardless of whether you smoked a random cigarette or planned one, for example, to check yourself, for example, in six months.
I am sure that the smoked cigarette did not bring any positive aspects, including an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth, and gave a new countdown - from now on I will have to not smoke, but I have not smoked already ..., so much time.
What time period did you quit smoking when you started reading this post? Are you planning to quit smoking but are hesitant? Or do not smoke anymore, but are you considering testing your strength with a one-time cigarette, possibly an electronic one? You may have quit and not smoked, but one, a “trial” one, it’s not clear why it was smoked, a cigarette gradually brought you back to smoking and nicotine addiction, maybe even in a different form - vape, electronic cigarettes, etc., but you reassure yourself that such nicotine consumption and smoking is incomparably harmful to the body with ordinary cigarettes, that you improved your vital signs and recovered after you didn’t smoke, and now you smoke much less than before and you can even say no cigarettes (electronic equivalent ), You almost do not harm your body, but what is really there and you do not smoke in the direct form.
So, the normal state of the human body - without a cigarette, without nicotine addiction. Trying to convince yourself about the rare consumption of nicotine, a small amount of smoked, as it is unreasonable. Why is this even necessary?
People who accepted the fact that smoking is harmful, that it is a strong dependence on which you can still get rid of and live with thoughts as if I never had it. They will not, and will not start smoking, even if certain thoughts arise from time to time throughout life. I sincerely envy people who quit smoking and regard smoking as a passed stage, realizing that a smoked cigarette, maybe even a few cigarettes, can contribute to a return to smoking, and they will not bring any, absolutely no benefit.
Smoked your first cigarette after not smoking for a long time?
What for? Craving for smoking may increase, someone immediately and strongly, someone will think the next day and may begin to "yearn" for a cigarette.
My advice is to endure this period. To endure is a bit rude word, it’s better to even say to wait out this period, everything is within our power. He will want to smoke, but he will not smoke anymore. Wait and do not return to smoking.
They started to smoke after a long period, how did they quit?
Think you stop at any moment? Stop smoking immediately! Unless of course you want to quit and not return to smoking. Those who began to smoke - the most difficult thing for them is to stop. A person does not seem to smoke as before, but he cannot be called a non-smoker. It is possible to abruptly start any additional methods of throwing, but usually during this period there is a feeling that this is not necessary and this is for smokers - I’ve been dabbling for 1-2 cigarettes for a couple of days without buying a pack.
In this state, 2 options:
I. Smoothly, it is easy to reach new horizons of smoking and smoke as before, or more.
Moreover, the smoothness can be long, about a month, one and a half months, during this period you may hide and hide what you smoke from your close circle. Chewing chewing gum, constantly seizing a smoked cigarette (nuts, chocolate bars, etc.) for lack of halitosis, holding a cigarette with foreign objects or through a packet - for lack of a cigarette stench, frequent washing of hands, mark this period. It’s very troublesome and annoying to associate each cigarette with hand washing, seizing and coffee. When the desire to smoke completely takes possession of a person, he ceases to hide and begins to smoke openly, feeling relieved that he does not need to hide and do something extra. You can now smoke openly and as much as you like, at least one by one.
II. Overpower yourself and do not smoke, and in the near future physical dependence will weaken. Other methods in the form of tablets that facilitate smoking cessation - at will and well-being. Personally, it was easier for me to do, at such a moment, without additional methods. We tolerate and nicotine addiction recedes. Plus, this is such that you already know how wonderful it is to live without a cigarette. This option is more difficult both morally and physically from the first - smooth exit to constant smoking. However, winning from all sides. If you quit during such a period, then the success of a real quit smoking - you will understand the rejection of cigarettes in full.
Do not give in to thoughts - one more and everything, I’ll tie it up. This “one” cigarette will not solve anything, even if you want to remember it as the last in your life. Do not go in cycles that everything should go smoothly and according to yours - in this lies the catch. Suppose you decide to smoke the last and tie. You have no cigarettes. You go “shoot” - ask for a cigarette from a smoker, and they give you a cigarette of the brand you can’t stand, but you should smoke - that’s the last one. You smoke it, without the pleasure you wanted to receive and with a feeling of dissatisfaction, you begin to wait for the next, “last” cigarette of the brand that you prefer.
Do not fall for such a step. Do not indulge yourself in the form of “last” cigarettes. Do you want to remember her? Do you want to remember this solemn moment? You need it, for what, what will this moment give you?
I’ll tell you a secret, over time when you don’t smoke for years - you can forget the date of your last cigarette, you may not remember how many years you have not smoked. And you absolutely will not need it.
All these last cigarettes and constant tossing are reminiscent of the dictum: That health is like a complete wallet of coins, from which we take out of necessity, but do not return anything ... Think about how much is left there?
Stop! At this stage, it is in your power, without additional drugs and methods.
Already quit and did not smoke, but again return to smoking one cigarette, and later again you start smoking and so on in a circle?
I had it. You know the joy of life without cigarettes and tobacco stench, you enjoy life without smoking, while at the same time you “understand” nicotine addiction, rejoice at the momentary “high” to smoke, knowing full well that this will lead you to death faster and worsen the quality of life. A difficult moment. But you need to determine, it is better to choose health and the absence of spending on its damage. You just need to choose what you need. To smoke or not. Further, any method of throwing from the known, affordable and as you consider effective. Follow all that the method that you have chosen prescribes, but you should understand that any method of quitting smoking helps you to get rid of addiction, and does not save you from smoking.
And yet, do not set yourself temporary measures and do not consider: - with the quit, so much as I no longer smoke, how much I will smoke cigarettes before throwing and so on. Anyway, you’ll have time measures from time to time, remember them but don’t focus on them. If you do not smoke, you are already a happy person.