When we first quit smoking, the melodrama created by this huge change feels like it wants to take us out....for a smoke that is.
So, I'm telling you
Are you listnin?
You must counteract it.
You counteract it by talking to yourself
I don't mean only in your head
That voice telling you to smoke is more powerful than the weak voice arguing with yourself
YOU HAVE TO HEAR YOURSELF SAY YOUR COUNTERMEASURE WITH YOUR EARS
Hearing it with your ears amplifies it many times more than the voice in your head.
I suggest "I don't do that anymore" because is soft but says everything you need to hear. Say it until the urge passes. Listen to yourself.
You can choose any phrase.
Find something that works for you, then, use it every time you think of smoking.
I swear, if you'll use that phrase every time you think of smoking for a week, you'll think of that phrase first. This well propel you further down the road in your ability to deal with not smoking until you've psychologically let it go.