You had a bad experience during a day, not a bad day though. You got through it without smoking and have learned the lesson of being prepared for the unexpected. Triggers can come at anytime and your surrounding environment may be of no help to you at the moment they occur. That is why it is so important that you are mentally prepared to always be ready to help yourself. Make a list of all the reasons you quit and the reasopns you want to stay off. Make it during a clear sane moment, it is hard to make when in the midst of a mental smoking battle. Carry that list where you used to carry your cigarettes and when the situation occurs again, pull it out and read it. When you are done, if you still think you want "a cigarette", pull out a copy of "The Smokers Vow" attached below and read it through and absorb its meaning and really ask yourself do you want to be a full-fledged smoker for the rest of your life until it cripples then kills you. I am willing to bet if you really go through these two practices you will survive the evening without having to leave or feel that shaken. You may leave for health reasons because you realize that your lungs are under assault and you don't esthetically like being deluged by smoke, but you won't have to leave because you are feeling tempted or mentally threatened. It is a matter of keeping up your motivation and resolve and what better to do this than your own reasons for quitting.
Anyway, here is the smokers vow. Wish you luck.
To be said just before taking your first puff after
having quit for any appreciable period of time
With this puff I enslave myself
to a lifetime of addiction.
While I can't promise to always love you,
I do promise to obey every craving and
support my addiction to you
no matter how expensive you become.I will let no husband or wife,
no family member or friend,
no doctor or any other health professional,
no employer or government policy,
no burns or no stench,
no cough or raspy voice,
no cancer or emphysema,
no heart attack or stroke,
no threat of loss of life or limbs,
come between us.I will smoke you forever
from this day forth,
for better or worse,
whether richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health,
till death do us part!"You may now light the cigarette."
"I now pronounce you a full-fledged smoker."
Postscript: While 1 in 2 marriages end in divorce, the addiction to smoking will last a lifetime-albeit a shorter lifetime. Once a smoker, annulment of the addiction is impossible. One puff can result in a permanent relapse. Don't take the chance of relapsing to this marriage of inconvenience.
NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!