Welcome! Cleansing your body of all these toxins is indeed a big deal. There are a LOT of people out here to support and guide you. There are tools and suggestions and principles to learn on how to live nicotine free. You can utilize all of this.
We only breathe deeply when we take a drag off a cigarette, so first thing is to practice "smoking air". We have to train ourselves to take in healthy breaths of fresh air without the poisons. These deep breaths of air will actually take away the craving even though you aren't feeding the craving. A craving passes whether we feed it or not! Remember that.
I get all my support and guidance as a member of nicotine-anonymous.org. As the steps suggest, I do service work in the fellowship as part of my staying clean and practicing my own recovery. I have found that t's a wonderful program for those who want to live a better way of life.
In person meetings are the best, but there are also online meetings and telephone meetings available. You CAN do this. Just remember that when we want to lose a behavior, we need to practice replacement behaviors. It also applies to our thinking. Many of our thoughts are NOT US, but are the addiction itself talking in our head. Learning to separate from those 'beliefs' is a great growth opportunity.
Enjoy your journey of self discovery!
With grace and self esteem, honor the Passionate Tiger in You. Refresh your personal high regard (daily) in order to live happy, joyous and free.
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