I don't know the particulars to your workplace, but if you work in a place like my last job and you want to face smash your coworker, it may have nothing to do with withdrawals.
As for dealing with the oral fixation, I smoked Quest nicotine free cigarettes when I drank and usually didn't smoke anything during the day - eventually, by smoking nicotine free ciggs, I quit associating the satisfaction that came with smoking cigarettes with smoking cigarettes.
Since then (2005) I've quit smoking.. and eventually (2009) I quit drinking too.
Good for you for making the decision. I quit in March 2009 and it was the best thing I ever did for myself. I woke up one day after smoking a pack per day for 8 or 9 years and decided enough was enough. I threw away my half pack and haven't taken a single drag since. The first few days were hard, then it got easy, then it got a little rough again in the second week. After that it was smooth sailing. Just stick to your guns Bro. Good luck.
One piece of advice I will offer is this: Anytime you find yourself craving nicotine, quickly get your mind involved in something else. Cravings only last a couple of minutes, and as soon as you can get your mind off of it you'll be fine until the next one. And keep in mind, it's a long process, especially if you've been smoking a while. It's been a year and a half for me and there are still times I want a cigarette. I'll just never give in and have one.
my pops was a 3-4 pack a day smoker for 30 yrs. He quit cold turkey a yr and a hlf ago, so you can do it bro!!! Go ahead and face smash your co-worker next time they piss you off, but get a pic so we can see :headbang:
I had tryed switching back & fourth between chewing and smoking to quit, it did not help.
I finally started changing habits, wich included not drinking as much do to wanting to smoke. I also avoided the triggers, I actually quit taking small brakes at work and just kept working or grabbed a bite to eat.
I finally did the "Cold Turkey" and it worked. It helps to surround your self with people who dont smoke, but a Friend is a Friend.... Im lucky my wife dosnt smoke.
still going strong!
and still employed
i get urges, but since i am running a caloric deficit, i am alsways hungry. I am having more hunger pains than nic fits, and i can ignore hunger, so it seems to be a good trade. if i wasnt eating better, i would be stuffing my face with tacos. and not taco bell, i live in south texas also known as north mexico, we got the real deal.
i want a smoke after i eat
when i drive
and just random idle times
BigHurt, keep it going brother! Everyday it gets a little better and better. An addiction is a hard thing to get over. But the people you love are far more important then any addiction. Keep up the good work my friend. :headbang: