I'm so glad to have found this site; have done a lot of reading here and printed out some helpful thoughts to post on my refrigerator. I'm new to forums so hope this posts in the right place. I quit "cold turkey" Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 4 p.m. I want to be free of a 45 yr. smoking addiction, but a big motivation for my quitting is so my husband will have success in quitting. He's had 2 heart attacks; the last one almost killed him. Both of us have tried a few times over the years to quit with (obviously) no success. This is the first time we've tried "cold turkey". I have reason to believe he's still sneaking the occasional cigarette (which he denies) but I have been 4 days 2 1/2 hours clean and I don't want to "lose my quit" even if he fails! I realize his failure would be another convenient excuse for me to resume....not that I need any additional excuses. I've gone through a slew of excuses over the years....most of which I've read here on whyquit.com. I've never gone 4 days cigarette free and I'm proud of that....but I'm still struggling mightily. I know everyone's different, but I expected a big drop off in cravings after 72 hours and I've struggled as much, if not more today it seems. I still have my resolve....and no cigarettes anywhere near. I do know this: If I feel the same misery a month from now as I do today, I doubt I'll stay off cigarettes. I'm hoping my experience will be if I hang in there long enough, things will get A LOT better. Yes, I'm trying to stay in the day and day-at-a-time commitment, yet, I can't help wonder if it's going to get so much better in 2, 3, 4 weeks. Maybe I'm asking a lot after a 45 year addiction but I want to be promised the moon at this point!