I knew I shouldn't be let loose outside the house with car keys and money. I know me. I knew the obsessive thoughts were there, and yet I went to the store anyway.
Yes, I bought a pack. Yes, I smoked part of one about 4 hours ago. And yes, it felt bad and tasted worse.
Truthfully, it's not the physical cravings. Those are handled quite well with the patch. It's the THOUGHTS.
I suppose though, that 2 or 3 drags in 3 days is far better than a pack per day.
Obviously the risk is that smoking again can creep in now, now that I've let that monster in.