I just spoke with someone on the phone who quit on this site and will be two years quit on Christmas.
What she told me was sort of re-enlightening.
She said the biggest little thing I said that had influenced the beginning of
her quit was saving a cigarette for the morning of her quit.
I did this when I quit and I'm going to hypothesize why I believe this works.
Many here speak of smoking extra the night before they quit.
To me that indicates a sort of desperation and denial.
Why would you want to wake up the next day and feel lost without your smoke?
This would instill a fear of failure right off the bat.
By having your last cigarette in the morning, you have the rest of the day to work out the emotional changes and "missingness" by not starting out your quit "dwelling on cigarettes you can't have."
A day is made up of 24 hours. I start a new years quit every January 2 at 7:15am.
File this under: "Tricks are for quits."
It's a blessing to me to know I'm able to help people change course in such a powerful way as finding their freedom from smoking. We don't get a chance like this often.
We'll have a brand new crop of quitters Jan 1. How do I know this???