I started smoking a couple of months ago and now I think I'm addicted, I don't k!
I started smoking a couple of months ago and now I think I'm addicted, I don't know what to do?
I started smoking a couple of months ago ... at first it was just with friends who smoke and then a little on my own, but not every day. Now, I go out to smoke a couple of cigarettes as soon as I wake up and take smoke breaks every couple of hours. I think I might be addicted, I really don't want to quit, but I don't want to wind up being a life long smoker and getting lung cancer. Would there be much harm in waiting a couple more months to quit? Could I be addicted this soon?
Yes, you are addicted. Cigarettes are highly addictive, rivaled only by cocaine and heroin. Isn't it crazy how you find yourself in this position, seemingly out of nowhere? I just quit smoking 5 days ago, I had been smoking for about 9 months. At this point you can't quit, simply because you don't want to. That is the most important thing, you have to honestly WANT to quit, even though you already know you should. If you are smoking regulars and are thinking of cutting down to lights, I wouldn't recommend it. You'll just smoke twice as many cigarettes to get the same amount of nicotine. I feel cigarettes is something you have to quit cold turkey. Start just thinking about it today. Think about when it will be hard to refrain from smoking, such as when you wake up or driving somewhere (my personal struggle). Also think about and get a plan for what you will do the day you quit. I STRONGLY recommend that you take a one day vacation from as much of life as you can. You shouldn't work this day, or have any pressing issues at hand. On my first day I woke up, drank some water and had a light breakfast (fatty foods or sugar/caffeine will make you crave a smoke more), and watched movies and surfed the net ALL DAY. I kept my mind off everything, and actually made it a point to be as lazy as possible. You will be tired by the end of the first day (even though you've been lazy), and you will have a great night sleep, free of nicotine. The next day will be much easier, and you will feel yourself breaking free. Your sense of smell gets better, your gums stop aching, and man I don't know why but music sounds awesome to me now, so much clearer! Honestly, it's just that first day. You will have cravings here and there, but you will notice almost euphoric feelings here and there as well. That is your brain getting adequate oxygen again!! Your spirits will rise after ther first day, and given that you haven't been smoking that long, you should be able to kill the addiction. Now you just have to want it.