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Three Weeks

August 20, 2013 Comments (10)

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I've noticed that there's a pattern here. Including with myself. I've been observing that when someone reaches the 3 week point in their quit, they are baffled as to why the cravings have not gone away yet. I've heard many times "when does it stop already??"  It is at this point that I believe it's crucial to understand that it will never be totally "over". While it gets easier as time goes by, we must never ever think we are "safe" from the addiction. We must always remind ourselves that we cannot take ONE puff EVER or we put ourselves right back where we started.

The day we think we are "over" it is usually the day we think we can have "just one" and are hooked again instantly.

Always guard your quit and never ever take another puff!!!

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You're so right! I see alot here that get too comfortable in their quit and then something happens and they are starting at day 1 again. I have to come here daily just to renew my strength and to help others. 

Shawn❤Quit❤03-17-2012 247 days ago

Yes.  The comforting fact is that although thoughts of smoking never completely leave us, those thoughts generally become fewer and farther between, and no longer have such control over us anymore.  But also as you stated so well, "The day we think we are "over" it is usually the day we think we can have "just one" and are hooked again instantly."

Danno (11-10-12) 247 days ago

Well said. You do start your quit every morning. There is no 'just one' ...we do not smoke.

Rick M 247 days ago

I've been waiting for it to go away...your blog made me see reality and realize that I will have to keep my guard, and my fight, up. 

Marilyn (marmac) Quit Date 07-31-13 247 days ago

Thank you for your blog.  Nonna

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