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#1 jukebox

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:58 PM

again, out of the blue today  I wanted a cig really bad with my coffee. I later dismantled why I probably felt such a craving because I was doing a lot of house chores before I had my coffee and I was grumpy. anyone know how to disassociate cigarettes and coffee in the morning.?


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:59 PM

Perhaps change the place where you drink your coffee?  Or change to tea for awhile?


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:03 PM

I switched to green tea for the first couple of months until I realized I really didn't like it and went back to coffee. By that time, I no longer had an urge to smoke any more with coffee than any other time. My urges were the worst after I ate dinner or ate anything.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:03 PM

Stay strong, and maybe switch to tea?

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:06 PM

The first thing I did on the morning of my quit was make a cup of coffee and sit in a different spot outside with it. I've managed to move back to where I used to smoke and drink coffee and I don't really think about smoking any more when I drink it.

I wouldn't avoid coffee. Face it head on and be strong, keep drinking it and you'll soon forget all about that poisonous little sidekick who used to join you for a cuppa.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:11 PM

Maybe instead of doing chores BEFORE your coffee. Have your coffee first thing after you wake up.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:11 PM

I waited a little while to have my first cup of coffee after quitting, when I was ready I just went ahead and drank my first cup right where I use to sit, and I just instead of smoking, I inhaled the nice fresh air! It feels good to breath in clean air and not a load of poison contaminated smog. before I knew it I was able to enjoy my coffee with out even thinking of a stupid sickarette!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:11 PM

I instead of a coffee and cigarette in the morning I did coffee and qsmb.
Can do coffee and newspaper or some other activity so your mind is occupied.

I wouldn't give up my coffee for anything!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

If it won't freeze your insides--try iced coffee. I found it to be a totally different experience vs hot coffee. Of course, I was doing this in the fall, not smack dab in the middle of winter. Give it a whirl & see. Now I'm back to hot coffee & doing fine!
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

I actually started chewing a piece of cinnamon gum with my coffee when I first quit smoking.  For me it helped change my smoking association with coffee.  Now every here and there I'll have a piece of gum with coffee because I like the contrasting tastes together :grin: .



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:15 PM

Oh and don't forget you can always have an air cigarette with your coffee :) I know I preach about those A LOT, but it REALLY worked great for me!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:30 PM

At 2 months quit, doubt coffee is the trigger assuming you've been drinking it every day and therefore killed that association by now.  

 

There must be some other trigger that came into play.  Maybe it was the grumpiness as you pointed out or something else that is yet to be detected. Maybe something specific happened while doing the chores that caused a smoke trigger to activate - finding something unexpected, some emotional trigger ...



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

well thanks everyone...I guess I just need to be more careful in the mornings...


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:45 PM

Coffee first then Chores :)  Ohh ya and smoking is just not an option!  jukebox, You are doing most excellent!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:56 PM

Oh and don't forget you can always have an air cigarette with your coffee :) I know I preach about those A LOT, but it REALLY worked great for me!

Just curious, how long before you went without the air cig?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

Just curious, how long before you went without the air cig?

 

It was a solid two months or so avian of pretty regularly using air cigs, I probably went through a few cartons of them hee, hee :)  and then it was only when a bad crave hit


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:15 PM

It was a solid two months or so avian of pretty regularly using air cigs, I probably went through a few cartons of them hee, hee :)  and then it was only when a bad crave hit

I never pretended I had a cigarette, but the first few weeks when I would get an urge I would inhale deeply, as if I were taking a drag off of a cigarette,  It took me almost a year before I stopped plopping my butt down in the chair on the patio and reaching for my cigs on the table next to me. I wouldn't have physical cravings, it was just the act of making that movement for so many years that was hard to break.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:16 PM

I couldn't have coffee this morning because I needed to go for a fasting blood test. So I boiled some water and
imagined to be drinking tea. It actually helped. I really concentrated on imagining it to be tea. Coffee is too dear and precious and it wouldn't have worked
for coffee.

Then I made a cup of tea and put it in my car for first takings. Then after the test I drove
to Starbucks and got my double espresso machiatyo. Then I felt like a human being.

The air cigs never worked for me. I used to imagine sometimes I was taking a hit from a bong though...
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:21 PM

Wow, that's a long time! I don't know if this had anything to do with what you had but when I decided I was ready to quit I smoked my last carton of cigs in places I didn't normally use to smoke. It seems to have worked pretty good for me :)
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:25 PM

I used to imagine sometimes I was taking a hit from a bong though...


The air bong?! Lol 😁😁😁😁😁
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