Wow! Thank you you guys! Sorry I haven't been around lately to reply back. I just came back from Dubai a couple hours ago. Well here's what happened. I survived the first full day with unbelievable denial. I mean it was torture! The next day I went to Dubai with a couple of friends -- ummm -- who are smokers... I didn't know how I was going to cope. I usually have a cigarette about half an hour after a meal, and during my first day in Dubai I survived six hours before I succumbed to one ity bity tiny cigarette
I know I know!!! There was something different this time -- I knew how to control myself. By the end of the first day, I only had 2 cigarettes -- instead of the usual half a pack or so!!! Well it's a start. So I just came back from Dubai only had six cigarettes in three days. My urge for smoking is slowly decreasing and I can truly feel it. I'm probably not the guy who goes cold turkey. Well so far, I haven't bought a pack!
@lilybelle -- thank you dear. It means a lot to have someone there by your side. And congrats on quitting smoking! I'm recently took up jogging and hopefully by next month I'll get up to an hour and a half! I'm gonna try your breathing exercises when the urge hits me. I can relate to your story regarding the elderly woman. My cousin's grandfather who was terminally ill with cancer and numerous heart attacks, smoked until his last day on earth. Sad really.
@Le Grand Duc -- wow! 50 days! I remember reading that you smoked -- in the "who are you" thread!
@ausamamira -- congrats on qutting smoking, although it must have been torture for you because EVERYONE smokes in Amman! I'll check out the book thnx
@Pour_Monsieur -- congrats on qutting smoking! Seriously 3 months is such an accomplishment! Thanks again for your kind wishes
@MimiLou -- i know EXACTLY how you feel
It's truly a hard, hard thing to do. I too once a smoke-free year years ago and it was great. I guess you should take my approach if cold turkey isn't working out for you. If you smoke a pack, get down to half a pack and so on... Thank you for your wishes and I wish you all the best!!!
@actiasluna -- thanks for your kind words and congrats on quitting! You know what's the weird thing? Since cutting from a half a pack to about 2 cigs a days, I've found that I now kinda enjoy...ummm...cough...cough...Secretions Magnifique!!! I knoooooooow! Whaaaaaat! I used to loathe it and get repulsed by it. But I just put it on my skin (for the second time) and I actually liked it! What the hell?! I doubt that it's related to the cigs though! Lool! Seriously what is up with that?!
@sirsmellzalot -- i'm kinda following your approach. I don't think I can go cold turkey; it's too stressful, especially me being in university and working. But I have seriously cut down and I hope both of us can eventually get down the 0!!!