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Why do we crave nicotine after a meal?

Addiction & Recovery | Last Active: May 26 12:20am | Replies (5)

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@mcmurf2

yes,, it makes sense...so I have , myself, just been reinforcing this after meal behavior. It just seems, that IF I could just break THIS particular time of using it,,, I could get a hold of it.

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@mcmurf2- Yes, it would help. Do something else! Leave the table and go for a walk or do something that you love, other than smoking. I do not believe that getting a hold of something and quitting an addiction is the same thing. If you are addicted to something you have to stop it, go through withdrawal, and never do it again. Getting a hold of something means to control and if you are addicted then you have lost control. There are many, many stop smoking sites and programs that help with hints that help you break your way of thinking and help tolerate withdrawal symptoms. One thing that I would suggest is not to think of getting a hold of it but of quitting. Use terms that define what you are about to do, not hint at them.

These might help

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking/basics/quitsmoking-basics/hlv-20049487
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/index.html

Have you set a date to quit?