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Blog Post created by stAn3 on Mar 21, 2017

Good evening! I don't have much to share tonight. I am still smoke-free. If I make it through tonight, I will have two weeks smoke-free. The last few days have had some challenges. I was depressed yesterday afternoon, don't know why. It was uncomfortable, but I did not want to smoke. I knew smoking would make things worse. I have two co-workers who want to quit smoking, but they are still smoking. They announce when they are getting ready to go outside and smoke. This has been a trigger. I want to participate in the activity with them. I feel left out. I don't let my cravings build up though. I just notice the urge to smoke and then carry on with what I am doing. Lately when I have cravings, I see it as a reminder that I have an addiction. It lives in my brain and gets activated at times. I know that the longer I go without smoking, the weaker my addiction will get. It won't be activated by the things that trigger me now. I look forward to the day when I go for long periods of time without wanting to smoke.