Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: Non-smoker craving cigarettes

  1. #1
    BellaDonna
    Platinum Member BellaDonna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    9,139
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    16

    Question Non-smoker craving cigarettes

    I've been a nonsmoker all of my life (Well, I never smoked cigarettes). My parents both smoked cigarettes and I HATED it.

    Lately, after I had my son a year ago I have been finding myself having strange cravings for cigarettes. I can't really put it into words- except to say that when I am on my way to work in the morning with the window down, I just feel like having a cigarette with my coffee, so badly. Something about it just seems like it would be relaxing to inhale it and slowly blow it out. Weird huh?

    I should make it clear that I will NEVER, EVER start smoking, I don't need to be convinced not to do it- I know how bad it is, and I will never start smoking. But I'm just wondering if any other non-smokers have found themselves suddenly craving the idea of smoking????

    I find the whole thing very strange because I have always been revolted by cigarettes- yet this actually feels like a biological craving of some sort. I'm perplexed.

  2. #2
    Cognitive_Canine
    Platinum Member Cognitive_Canine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Posts
    17,569
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    23
    same thing has happened to me recently. My coworker was smoking a special kind of cigarette that was almost like a cigar. It just smelled so sweet and when he offered me a smoke I actually had to think to myself "woah, whatcha doin?!" to keep me from taking him up on that offer.

    I would never smoke in my life either. His brand just seems so appealing to my senses.

  3. #3
    agent
    Super Moderator agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    England
    Age
    34
    Posts
    10,333
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1663
    I don't smoke cigarettes, but I have a friend who smoked like a chimney for years. And after I'd hung around with her, I'd crave a cigarette. Bloody passive smoking.

    But sometimes I've thought that I'd like to take up the evil weed just to do it. But I'm not going to, it's just one of those weird things. Damn you Hollywood!

  4. #4
    maka56
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    165
    Yes I get it too, I've never smoked in my life and never will, I think it's because when your stressed you look at others and look at the ways they deal with it and that's normally smoking so you can understand why you want it, but I always tick out of it, instaed of having a smoke with your coffee have a biscuit!, do something else that healthy!.

  5. #5
    itsallgrand
    Platinum Member itsallgrand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    14,452
    Thanked
    1684
    Well, I used to smoke so it may be different. But for all my teenage years and not til my 20's did I start smoking. I was around smokers since I could breathe - even before!!

    I think it has to do with stress. Brain chemistry.

    Your brain has taken nico at times, and it has had an effect. Your brain and body remember it - it is an effective form of self medicating, as an ex smoker, I know! It's a real thing.

    So that doesn't seem strange to me. I'd bargain your brain chemistry is giving you some signals with the craving, just like it does for me as an ex smoker sometimes. The signal means: need more dopa or other good thing, less stress! lol.

    just my half arsed theory.

  6. #6
    BeStrongBeHappy
    Platinum Member BeStrongBeHappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    7,341
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    7
    I suspect you are really really tired (with a young son). Nicotine has a very similiar chemical footprint to caffeine, and is a stimulant. Perhaps you have a deep memory (from your parents and second hand smoke) of the little buzz of energy nicotine can bring.

    Next time you have that craving, just have a cup of coffee and see if it satisfies you. Your brain probably has a deep subliminal connection between coffee and cigarettes due to your parents, since most smokers often smoke while drinking coffee. You probably imprinted on it when young, and it is coming back now that you're tired raising a young child.

  7. #7
    amipushy
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,452
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    89
    Breathing in and out is relaxing for sure but its the nicotine hit in the blood stream that smokers crave most.

  8. #8
    just M.E.
    Platinum Member just M.E.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    64
    Posts
    1,742
    Gender
    Female
    I've never smoked cigarettes either, never will, but a good cigar ... that's a whole 'nuther thing. Maybe have a good cigar and see if that satisfies the craving? You don't inhale a cigar, you just puff and enjoy the flavor, and no one walks around all day with a cigar in her mouth, do they?

  9. #9
    ghost69
    Platinum Member ghost69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Desert
    Posts
    33,101
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    3
    maybe get some of those cigarette candies from a store or from the ice cream man. you can puff out the powder sugar. gum inside too. bonus!

  10. #10
    ryan123

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    MASSHOLE
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,208
    Gender
    Male
    Quote Originally Posted by just M.E. [Register to see the link]
    I've never smoked cigarettes either, never will, but a good cigar ... that's a whole 'nuther thing. Maybe have a good cigar and see if that satisfies the craving? You don't inhale a cigar, you just puff and enjoy the flavor, and no one walks around all day with a cigar in her mouth, do they?
    I didn't even know females smoked cigars...Lol. Little close-minded but they seem so manly.

    I used to smoke so its diff. for me...But i know the feeling. Driving on the highway and smell someones cig in front of u makes me crave one...Also when im drunk.

  11.  

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Top Threads
Dental Sedation and being PETRIFIED
On Thursday I am having a tooth removed under sedation . It is a back molar that had previously had a root canal but it has now split in half . The
Something wrong with my upper GI tract
I have been having problems with my GI tract and they have gotten worse. My GI doctor doesn't listen and writes me off as simply constipated. So I
Sex Headache
This happened to me several years ago(about 4)but it hadn't since then, so I just chalked it up to a weird body anomaly, but it's kind of scary. So
Diagnosed with POTS
I feel so crushed. One day, I'm living life and my life is perfect. I have an exciting career path, a wonderful husband, and the best 5 year old
Where to go to recuperate?
Hey there, I'm reeling after a psychotic episode. I've lost contact with anyone who can support me. I'm not in a supportive environment- I'm in
am l pregnant
please advice me,I have taken the emergency pills an hour before sleeping with my fiance, and we have unprotected sex,after 48 hours l took other
Cone biopsy, cauterization
I had my cone biopsy done 2 weeks ago, and I was still bleeding so my doctor decided to do a cauterization to stop the bleeding. On the day that I

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
Is he still in love with his EX?
I met this great guy at work (last November), he just got out of a painful breakup (last September) during that time he kept communicating with his
Can't get over girlfriends past
I've been dating this girl for about 5 months and its going great. The only issue is that I can't get over her sexual history. There are several
I dont like my girlfriends new piercing
So my girlfriend went and got nipple piercings knowing that i didnt like them and didnt tell me she was gonna get them. They are a really big turn
What I am to her ?
hey guys I want some counseling .. I met a girl online .. At first she said that she doesn't wanna fall for me and we will be just friends .. I said
I want my family back
Hi, I was dumped on New Years Eve by my ex girlfriend of 8 years whom I have a 6 year old with. We have been arguing for the past few months prior to
Anxious and depressed about being 32 yo and not married
I could really use some kind and encouraging words right now because I wake up every morning to an intense feeling of pain because I am alone. I'm 32
Ex (dumper) delays giving keys back. Why?
First time poster. Been viewing threads somewhat regularly for a few months now and figured I'd get a few opinions. I'll give a little of the
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •