The time between your last cigarette and about 6-8 weeks used to be called withdrawal. I don't like that name because it denotes that you are taking away instead of giving yourself something. Withdrawal also is an open-ended proposition - there's no end in sight.
I like the term transition better because it more accurately describes what you will experience - going from one thing to another. Transition also denotes that the phase really is temporary with a clear destination. .
As you go through the transition embrace the discomfort as a sign of healing, as a sign of progress. .
Acquire instead of deprive.
You know the old question, "Is the glass half full or half empty?"
Making the transition BACK to being a nonsmoker (that's how you were
born) can be thought of as acquiring better health, better habits, better finances instead of depriving yourself of a perceived pleasure. .
Becoming a nonsmoker is a positive action that gives you the gift of life. .
What to do
To go from Smoker to Nonsmoker you'll need to examine the physical, behavioral and psychological aspects of smoking; and you'll need to set some goals.
As you read each of these pages, be sure to write notes and make lists. Your road map will be created as you put the following techniques to use in your journey.
Preparation is the key to becoming a lasting nonsmoker. Click Next to examine the physical aspect of smoking.
Becoming a nonsmoker just got a whole lot easier!