These two go together, all smokers who drink coffee will tell you that.
It’s the moment early in the morning when you can sit down, relax, have a few cups of warm coffee, and enjoy a cigarette or two.
Does this sound familiar?
I am definitely one of those individuals who enjoyed a smoke (or 5) while enjoying my morning coffee.
As an addict, I was convinced the two flavors complimented each other, as if they were meant to be.
It’s ridiculous to think, but I honestly justified smoking because I was drinking coffee.
I needed the two at the same time. I couldn’t imagine drinking coffee without it.
What would be the point?
That’s exactly how a nicotine addict’s mind operates.
Caffeine and nicotine are both stimulants, so naturally as we do them together, we feel that they both “pump us up” for the day ahead.
That’s why we say they go hand-in-hand so well. A liquid stimulant followed by an inhaled stimulant.
If you take a step back and look at what you’re doing, you’ll see that you’re really hurting your heart in the long run.
Caffeine, in any form, raises your heart rate, and nicotine also raises your heart rate.
Do this everyday for years on end, and you’re probably doing some serious, lasting damage.
Nicotine will try and convince you beyond reasonable doubt that you’ll enjoy that morning cup of coffee much more with a cigarette at hand.
It may convince you that you’ll be more “ready for the day” if you combine the two at the start of your day.
It’s a total and complete lie, of course.
It’s really just a myth that they go together, because the media has persuaded you to think so.
Imagine not smoking, and remaining a coffee drinker.
What will your life be like? Will you enjoy your morning cup of coffee ever again? Will you be craving cigarettes with every cup?
You’ll be craving cigarettes regardless, because you’ll be going through withdrawal. That is just part of the process, and everyone who is a nicotine addict will have to go through it.
It can easily be overcome.
As an ex-smoker and lifetime coffee drinker, I can assure you coffee is a great aid to you when you quit smoking.
Both caffeine and nicotine are stimulants, so they both raise your heart rate.
Coffee, because of this, can just a little bit fill that void that quitting smoking left you with.
It can be your new fix.
The first day or so will be difficult because coffee is a trigger to smoke, but once you condition yourself to not smoke, you’ll find that coffee fills that void slightly.
This is why alcoholics drink a lot of coffee. They are trying to fill the void that quitting drinking left them with.
Give it a try. It works very well.
I have smoked for 28 years with only a few quits. One was for two weeks 20 years ago and another for 10 days last year. I currently quit and not smoked in 10 days. I have been reading a lot of posts in this site and found them very helpful. Great information and support for what I am feeling and going though.
Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that I’ll have to (temporarily) give up all coffee while I quit smoking. I’m on Chantix and never crave a smoke until I drink coffee. Cold coffee, hot coffee, fake coffee, doesn’t matter. All coffee makes me want to smoke intensely. I’ve smoked for 30 years and I’m so close to quitting for real that I feel I have no choice: caffeine pills and iced tea until I’m an ex-smoker.