Quitting has it's ups and downs.
Most quitters who quit for a month are up from doing it and have an excitement they were able to get that far. That excitement can dwindle the next few months.
I was having a heck of a time around day 100. I wondered if the physical need for nicotine would ever go away
I was thinking, "if the physical need never goes away, what's the point?"
So, I did some research.
10 Years ago around day I00, I found a medical study that said, people who went 16 weeks without smoking were in the best place to succeed. I also read the no mans land blog by Ron Maxey on the site I quit on and I was seeing all the people who quit the same time as I begin dropping like flies and disappearing off the site.
I did learn the nicotine receptors normalize and do not require feeding for life.. Back then, the only information I could get was "in the first year." Now, it's months. That knowledge was the logic I needed to stay with it..
On day 126, while driving to a jobsite I had smoked on months before, I reached for a ghost pack on my truck seat and I laughed. I knew I was done in that moment.
I'm asking you to aim for 4 months.
For some of you it may be a little longer but here's my point,
You can't make a year unless you make four months and once you've made four months, you should have more confidence in yourself that you don't need to smoke just because you have a thought of smoking.