For everyone I've discussed it with, as long as they pass that 7 day point, they're without any withdrawals, but I swear it's the cravings that kill ya (not trying to be ironic..lol).
I'm use to only smoking about 2-3 a day, but I've been a fiend since my dad died. ;-; I stopped smoking because my dad asked if I smoked and I told him no..so, since I never really lied to my dad, nor wanted to, I told myself I would actually stop..Sucks he died right after that 7 day mark.
But, funny story? Not really funny..but I think it's ironic. Swear to God, everytime I try to light one up since he died, the lighter that he gave me (not for smoking) decides it doesn't want to work. I'll light it anytime away from a cigarette and it'll work perfectly fine, but as soon as I try to light a cig with it, the flame just dies. It makes me think he doesn't approve, which I know he never would, but I'm just not over his death enough to quit. I swear I will, soon, but not right now. If I see someone with the brand/type he use to get, I always ask them to trade me one or let me bum one. I feel horrible that I lied to him about not smoking, but at least I'm not doing any hard (illegal for a good reason) drugs like people I know do.
But, I do try to keep them away if there's anyone who doesn't smoke around, especially children. I'm a bad influence myself, I don't need me to make them thinking smoking is okay too.
And good luck, OP, for quitting/stopping. It's an amazing choice, and I'm sure you'll succeed.(: Posted via Mobile Device
In the words of Mark Twain, "Smoking is easy to give up, I've done it a hundred times"
I was a 3 pack per day smoker. I used to get up in the middle of the night to have a smoke. That was 30 years ago this past June. I can still go back to it if I got weak. I used acupuncture to get rid of the physical craving but it took will power to get past the psychological part. Haven't had a drag from a cigarette since.