The Great American Smoke Out is Thursday 11-17-2011
I used to be one of those defiant in denial smokers that called the day The great american smoke outside day
And every year my New Years Resolution was to quit smoking and start exercising. That one day would come and go with looking forward to next year and try again. One day doesn't work. So I started my New Years Resolution at the beginning of December. having the whole month to get over it rather than one day.
And what I learned is the fear of the unknown, what to expect and how to handle the cravings.
I looked at the urges as large waves that over powered me. I set a date,on a Saturday, drank lots of water, kept busy, and chewed sugarless gum. I started ignoring the waves and soon they got smaller and smaller. After 3 days I was Free from the demons of nicotine. The restless feelings that I was having was the nicotine demons trying to leave my body and I helped them along.
So that was back in 94 and I'm so glad I quit. If you are trying to quit smoking do whatever it takes. if not for yourself, for the ones that Love You