Quitting and emotional struggles

Discussion created by Maddiemoo on Aug 11, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2019 by JACKIE1-25-15

Hi, I'm new here. I've been smoking on and off for about 20 yrs, more on than off. I set my quit date and I'm preparing. I quit cold turkey for 5 days, two weeks ago, and then started again. Dang. I'm curious how you deal with the emotional issues that come up when you quit, the reasons we smoke. I "self medicate" with smoking. I have a good deal of emotional turmoil in my life that I stuffed by smoking.  The cost is too high and frankly I'm tired of stuffing my problems with a toxic substance that is harming me. If you quit while dealing with excessive stressors; how did you do it? Thanks for any input.