I'm addicted to smoking. How can I stop?
I'm planning to have baby, so I have to quit smoking - but it's hard. Sometimes it's not a physical need, it's mental.
I cannot help myself from thinking about smoking. What can I do to get rid of this addiction?
It is very good news that you realize the risks of smoking cigarettes while pregnant and are willing to stop.
Thinking about smoking is a typical and frequent reaction to being without the substance.
Be creative with what you know about yourself to distract you when this psychological urge comes up.
My suggestions are to imagine smoking if you find this would relieve the sense of wanting to smoke.
Or, do the opposite and remind yourself of all the good reasons to not smoke.
Also, since you're planning pregnancy then ask your partner for ideas on how to make the psychological feeling to want to smoke, feel less intense.
Another suggestion is that your partner is your texting buddy to stop smoking. With AA groups, a sponsor is always available for the alcoholic who feels distress about the urge to drink.
Having a trusted and caring person to tell about your problem helps in many situations. Maybe it will help you to stop smoking.
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