this was the one thing i couldn't step around while i was quitting. the one thing i worried might defeat me.
WE'VE ALL GOT THEM
By smoking, we sensitized them to nicotine. A non smoker doesn't have nicotine sensitized receptors. Because they are sensitized to nicotine and release dopamine when stimulated, we want more nicotine to get more dopamine
THE GOOD NEWS
When we quit smoking they die off over the course of about a year and are replaced by normal ones that have never been exposed to nicotine.
It's been over 5 1/2 years since i quit. Until I learned this at about 6 months into my quit, I was worried it might be impossible to quit because those little buggers would always be craving nicotine and that was one thing that could put my quit out of my control.
Dopamine Stimulator Replacements
Exercise, Chocolate, Food, Sex, Music, Sports
i hope this allays any apprehension you might have on these sabotaging how you see your quit.
we are in control, it just takes some time.