AlexS thumbs up to the quit smoking. As posted earlier I was a chain smoker the real mccoy.
I read a book written by Allen Carr and the light was turned on. Took some doing as the battery was run down
Here is something I learnt, for what it is woth.
We smoke acording to the trigers we have taught ourselves by that I mean. Ever gone to answer the phone and grabbed the smokes on the way. The phone is a trigger.
Coffee, tea, booze after a meal, Before riding the horse after riding the horse. All triggers and have to be dealt with.
Every thing you have done in the past with a cigerete you have to do in the future without one to beat the trigger, and at times several times. So ask Brad to come home and get started on those triggers he will love you for it.
Now that that one is out of the way the triggers go way back to the first smoke. But it is only a thought, you don't go into great physicial, life threatening withdrawls.
Here is what I did to deal with the triggers. Three simple words and the feelings that go with it.
When ever I got the thought to smoke and being a chain smoker it was little like a 16 year old boy only one thought on their mind. Food
you thought I ment something else didn't you
Back to the three words. Every time I got the thought to smoke I would repeat to myself. I DON'T SMOKE. And feel good about it. I kept repeating that untill the thought went. Sometimes I repeated it over and over it seemed endless but it works. I did not use any aids cold turkey.
Try it with a coffee or tea if you normally smoke during having the drink and each time you get the thought say to your self I DON'T SMOKE. And feel good. After a few coffees you will realise the thought to have a smoke does not come. That trigger is dealt with and so on. Try it out you will be surprised and it builds confidence.
Well that's enough for today. Get Brad home and deal with a trigger
Ta Ta for now
In NZ it means good bye Not the other Ta Ta's