Phantom Cigarette

Discussion created by rollercoaster831 Champion on Jun 23, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2019 by DonnaMarie

I am 3 days into my quit.  This morning, on my way to work, I hit traffic (as I always do) and reached next to me into the console of my car for a cigarette.  Good thing there wasn't one there!  What struck me as odd is I wasn't even craving one at the time.  I reached out of habit!  I hit traffic in the morning and always lit up.  It gave me something to do while sitting in the car...instead, I chuckled and was very grateful I didn't have any cigarettes near me.  It made me realize just how precious this new freedom is and how one needs to treat it with kid gloves.


Has anyone else ever reached for a phantom cigarette?  How did you handle it?


Rollercoaster Quit Day 6/21/2017 -  2 DOF