When I was a smoker, I didn't sit around all day thinking about smoking, did you?
When our body or routine told us we needed a smoke, we smoked.
People new to quitting tend to overthink a crave and end up dwelling on it.
When you dwell on smoking is when a quit is in danger.
Those smoking thoughts rattle around until many people have a cigarette in their hand and, by that point, they've already given themselves permission.
This is why immediate self talk out of those thoughts is critical.
Say, "I don't that anymore" as soon as smoking pops into your head and, do it every time. It is the easiest way to retrain your thinking, painlessly.