I quit new years...the first couple of days will be hell while you are going through withdrawal. you'll get the shakes, probably get an upset stomach and your hands and feet will be cold all the time......but it will get better.
It's been almost 5 months for me...I have been tempted to smoke especially when clubbing or drinking but I remember that it's not worth it in the long run and when worse comes to worse I'll just smoke a joint and the cravings go away....I feel much better now that I don't smoke. I have so much more energy, my skin is clear and healthy and my car doesn't stink.....that's the stuff that really keeps me motivated.
- Drink LOTS of water
- When you are hungry snack on fruits/veggies but keep in mind that you will probably gain a few pounds regardless. A heavy smoker burns an extra 200 calories a day + smoking increases the metabolism.
-When you quit smoking your metabolism slows down. To compensate start working out. You'll feel a lot better.
Discovery Health has an amazing info section on quitting smoking.
Check it out when you have a chance (http://health.discovery.com/centers/quit_smoking/quit_smoking.html
Here's something from their site. The top 10 reasons NOT to quit smoking <---- kind of puts things into perspective! #8 is my favorite!
10. That lighter comes in handy for birthday candles.
9. Your ex-spouse wanted you to quit and you won't give him/her the satisfaction.
8. The occasional holes in your clothes give you a needed excuse to shop
7. Philip Morris needs that money more than you do.
6. Those extra wrinkles give you that "mature" look.
5. The smell on your coat makes it easy to pick it out of a pile at a party.
4. If not for the smoking you'd be perfect, and nobody likes a perfect person.
3. If your sense of smell came back you'd have to do something about that litter box.
2. You wouldn't get any exercise at all if you didn't run outside the building every hour for a cigarette.
1. That rattle when you breathe reassures you that you're still alive.