Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
My best advice is to not bother and to let the day go unacknowledged.
The worse thing you can do for a person who is trying to quit is to keep asking them how they are doing or reminding them of smoking.
I'm a former smoker, and believe me....I know!
Do something at 6 months or a year, by then the cravings are passed. But right now is just too soon and if she is like I was, she is still having really bad cravings.
Being a smoker who wants to quit myself, here are a few suggestions:
A gift certificate to something like a beading class. These activities are good to keep your hands busy.
Even a nice cozy throw blanket for the sofa, that she will know will never smell like smoke!
A visit from a homecleaner, to rid the walls etc. of the smell (this could be a touchy subject, so be careful).
Some really nice smelling spa type products (ie. Aveda body lotion or hair conditioner). She will appreciate the benefits of going to bed smelling excellent and waking up to a nice scent. A reinforcement to staying off the habit!
Yoga classes. Yoga makes you appreciate your body and your breathing. Plus, it's not super strenuous.
To me smell is something you have to sacrifice when you smoke. That's why, products that make you feel like you smell great can help to re-inforce the quitting. For example, I'm so excited to go to bed smelling amazing when i've told myself to cut back. That in itself stops me from smoking late at night.