You will always need to keep working on behavioral and emotional levels to stay tobacco free. You may be predisposed to relapse since you were once physically addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes and behaviorally/emotionally attached to the smoking habit. Even after 'only one' cig- your brain 'remembers' the pleasure you perceived from smoking and starts craving all over again. Eventually, most people stop obsessing about cigarettes and begin to see themselves as NON-smokers, so the likelihood that they will go back to smoking decreases significantly.
Articles in this section
- Will I always be addicted to nicotine?
- How soon after quitting will my health improve?
- Will I see positive benefits of quitting right away?
- Should I avoid alcohol at first?
- How do I stay motivated?
- How do I take care of myself?
- How do I keep my hands busy?
- Can exercise diminish cravings?
- Should I avoid my smoking friends?
- How do I survive social events without smoking?