You can choose to do that but it is not a required.
You will have some rough days in the beginning trying to shake the addiction
and then the habits of smoking.
You will feel "out of it". You know like something is missing or not right?
The memories of smoking are strong because of how long we smoked.
But, it is a process. After being on this and another site for 4 1/2 years an average of 10
hours a day listening and watching and helping, I see it as a defineable process.
You begin to understand what is happening by learning and you must keep making the choice to not
smoke. As you daily live without smoking you build new memories that don't include smoking.
After about 130 days you will not be thinking of you as a smoker anymore or of smoking but very rarely.
So give yourself that amount of time without giving up on yourselves.
Here Is The Timeline Of What You Can Expect
1st week toughest
second week better
third week a little better
4th week better
5th week You think you got it licked.
The next three months are the test because you will get urges out of nowhere and they can be strong
they can last an hour or a few days, but they are rare.
because they are so surprising is why they are dangerous. they aren't any stronger than anything you've
You smoked for a long time.
Give yourself 130 days without giving in and you will rarely think of smoking.