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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Breathing in and out is relaxing for sure but its the nicotine hit in the blood stream that smokers crave most.

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    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?

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    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!

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    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.

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