[quote=tamccrackine]I quit smoking for good after my second child was born. And to be honest, it wasn’t because I really wanted too… it was fear from the social repercussions from my husband and my oldest child. Pathetic excuse, I know… but I didn’t want my husband to be disappointed in me (I quit during the pregnancy but started up a week and a half after birth) and I didn’t want my oldest child to start thinking it was ok. (Nothing like having a child emulate a bad habit of yours)
It was hard at first, but it does get better. I can now not stand the smell of being around smokers when they aren’t smoking. It’s the stale smell that lingers on their clothing and in their hair that gets to me. My MIL smokes like a chimney and I hate visiting her because then I come home and everything we have smells like an ashtray.
Good luck and keep it up! The cravings will diminish greatly, but the thoughts will run through your head once in awhile. It’s been almost 4 years for me and I have the thought once in awhile, but it’s very easy to push it aside now.
Bravo for you! I know a lot of people say that you need to “want it for yourself” to give up an addiction, but I say “hey, what ever works!”