Re: Quitting SmokingWell done Neudi! Nicotine addiction is one of the most onerous addictions and difficult to quit. I know a little about this. In 1989, after 16 years of smoking cigarettes, I quit at age 31. I started again two years later and quit after six months. Several years later I flirted with cigars but quit them when I started smoking them like cigarettes (yes, you read that right).
I quit each time cold turkey. Headaches, nausea, restlessness and constipation were problems I dealt with. The nicotine craving works in cycles. For me the craving started just about fifteen to twenty minutes after I finished my last cigarette.
A key to stopping for me was the realization that the longer I went without a cigarette, the length between the cravings increased. After a week, I went several hours without an intense craving. At that point I realized that if I could just wait out the craving, it would go away for a little while; eventually, forever.
Here's the reality: if you really want to stop you can. It is easier for some than others but most people can end their nicotine addiction. Good luck to you. You'll breathe easier, feel and smell better and lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and emphysema.
Seems to me that you have lot of people pulling for you.