A person wrote to me last night saying, "I understand your teaching deny, deny deny"
What I recommend is delay not deny.
As long as you feel you are giving up something. you are going to feel like you are missing something.
You never delay to the point of torture. Let yourself get slightly uncomfortable, not manic.
You're still addicted to nicotine. Those negative feelings of fear and trepididation arise when you deny.
INSTEAD Delay, delay, delay. THIS IS YOU PROVING TO YOURSELF
You don't have to smoke every time you want to smoke.
In the beginning, it may be only 10 minutes after your original thought of lighting up but it will increase as you continue to test yourself.
You won't even be consciously thinking of the actual delay time after awhile. it got to 3-4 hours for me after 4 weeks. I noticed i had cash in my wallet. i was buying 2 packs every eight days instead of every two days by the time i actually chose to quit.
This puts your head in the right place to quit. This empowers your confidence to start.
I went from 20 a day to 5 a day in 4 weeks and never felt any pressure or fear delaying.
It is what you make it folks. Make it yours.