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Well 125 days ago I had my last cigarette - after 55 years of smoking. Basically I gave it up because of the horrendous cost and as a retiree I simply couldn't afford it anymore.
I remember a movie they showed us when I joined the Navy all those years ago and they showed the autopsied lungs of a smoker, it didn't stop me, but I remember it as if it was yesterday.
So although I consider the tax ...
It's been 65 days with a saving of just under one and a half grand. I should be on top of the World but it is really starting to hurt.
The last three weeks have been particulary bad for me - medications for extreme pain (injured at work two years ago), causing complications that put me in hospital for two weeks - one operation down one more to go.
I know I'm whining and having a "poor bug...
Ive been down this path before and stopped for nearly ten years, that's when I reasoned surely "Just one" wouldn't matter. Well I had that just one which became the catalyst for me ending up a 40+ a day smoker more than doubling the previous 10 - 15 per day. I now know that there is no just one, and as much as I think I could become a social smoker I realise that there is no such thing.
Although I am not experiencing "withdrawal" per say, I do find that after meals I have that unfinished feeling which used to be when I reached for the smokes. I have countered these uneasy feelings by sucking on a fruit flavoured ice block (the type in plastic tubes). A couple of times I've had two, one after another, I think the Cola flavour is the most satisfying. I buy the no frills type at ar...
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