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To me,

writing without smoking is harder than giving birth.


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Oct. 10th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Hang in there, hunny! Can you think of another sort of object, ritual, or food item that will help get you into a better place for writing?
Oct. 11th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Have you considered an e-cig? My former-smoker friend swears by hers. It delivers nicotine and you 'smoke' it like a normal cigarette, but it has no tobacco or tars and only puts out harmless water vapor.

Hang in there <3 <3 <3
Oct. 11th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
Hang in there! What you're doing is important and worthy of the enormous effort (also true of birth, actually!)
Oct. 11th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
It does get easier. Your brain re-adapts, and and you re-learn.
But in the meantime, it's a fucking bitch.
Oct. 11th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
You can do it, gorgeous. In the meantime, perhaps some caffeine?
Oct. 11th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
you can do it!!
Oct. 11th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
I gve up the Awful Weed myself in 1982, so now it don't hurt to not smoke. But I remember what it was like for a year or so afterwards, until it was out of my system and I wasn't thinking about it all the time.

Congratulations on quitting! That is truly a manful achievement -- cigarettes, particularly American cigarettes, which contain cocoa and all those weird herbs, are said to be harder to kick than an addiction to heroin or meth. Here's a ditty from the 1920s on the same:

Tobacco is an awful weed --
We love it!
It satisfies no normal need --
We love it!
It makes us thing,
It makes us lean,
It takes the hair right off the bean,
The awfulest thing we've ever seen --
Nevertheless we're for it!

May your new-found freedom from tobacco bring every health benefit, great prosperity, and justifiable pride that you conquered the damned stuff when so many others couldn't. :-)

Something that will help ameliorate the craving: oat-straw tea, oatmeal, anything made with oats. Oats contain a natural nervine that really does wonders for those quitting smoking, or who have quit, and helps suppress that awful craving. As another commenter here said, until your brain re-adjusts and the craving stops, it's a bitch -- but you can tame her with inundations of oats. Just ask at your local GNC store. :-)

Edited at 2011-10-11 04:15 am (UTC)
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