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I am now two months, two weeks and four days free from the disgusting cancer sticks. As a 61 year old female I started smoking at 14 because at the time it was a cool thing to do. I never ever, thought I would be able to get out of the clutches of the evil that had consumed and controlled me, from the moment I woke til I went to bed. In health and sickness, if nicotine had continued on it's destructive path in my life, it would have been "til Death Do Us Part"! After wondering for weeks how I could stop, what I could do to take back control of my life, I decided to make it mind over matter, the ultimate strategy and it worked. I had two smokes left in the packet and I made those smokes the most disgusting things that they actually were. I broke up my love affair with this life long abuser. The tips I undertook when I had an urge was to dry smoke, while closing my eyes and really letting the disgusting previously disguised taste get into my subconscious. I told myself how disgusting they were, how much I hated them. Then I would take a couple of deep puffs while the smoke was lit and continue with the hate and disgust talk. I made sure to really take notice of the bad smell and taste with both the lit and unlit cigarette. These two cigarettes were my last two and I have never looked back. I chose not to use any NRT, but to go cold turkey as I did not want to extend the withdrawal process. For anybody who is having a hard time and feeling overwhelmed and feeling like quitting the good fight, please don't, remember, you will get through it, it does get easier. This is the most powerful thing you could ever do for yourself. This is a huge deal, a very big deal. Well done and congratulations to all on here.
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