14 days tomorrow!

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Registered: 06-09-2009
14 days tomorrow!
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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 1:05pm

I found out that I am pregnant 2 weeks ago tomorrow and because of this I quit smoking immediately! While I've never had such an easy time quitting smoking (and drinking!), it's still pretty tough in the morning and at night for me. How much longer can I expect to have bad cravings like this???

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Registered: 10-08-2002
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 11:18pm

Congratulations on the baby.....do you want a boy or girl?  Or does it just not matter!   I felt strange for a couple of months...not craving...just ..... different.  Then at about 4 months, I really wanted to smoke.  Really, really, really.  I was eating every sweet I could find and chewing toothpicks and straws like crazy.  This was about 4 days...and then...poof.  It ALL went away.  I have not even thought about a cig for the past 13 years.  It is so worth it.  And I did not even have the motivation you have.  Just stick with it the best you are able and think about holding that baby.  This (cravings), too, shall pass.  It truly will.  Keep hard candy and straws and toothpicks handy.  And keep telling yourself and others...you are a non-smoker.  And you will be..

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