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As a now proud to say nonsmoker, my advice is to stay focused and committed. We all have the strength inside of us to stop harmful habits and self-defeat. I know that when we fight the fight and remain determined and view the cancer-causing sticks as the enemy, we win the war. I have not thought of smoking since I stopped abruptly, cold turkey, after making myself consciously hate the disgusting things, the smell on my breath, clothes, furniture in the car, and home and putting my fur babies in harm’s way of second-hand smoke. Throwing money away to harm myself, How I looked with a smoke hanging out of my mouth, and my stained teeth, taking long periods to heal from the common cold and so many other negative reasons for just wanting to stop the nasty habit. My experience of withdrawal was really the first week. I would find myself crying and had an increased appetite. I also had a nasty headache for a few days but that seemed like a small sacrifice to pay considering the win I was chasing.
So, five months and one week later, I am free from my nicotine captors and am so much better for it in every aspect of life. I have noticed that smoking is not as common in public anymore, I have rarely seen any body smoke. On the few occasions that I have encountered a smoker the smell hits me like a ton of bricks and makes me feel very sick. That is what I smelt like. I will come back on my 6-month anniversary on 22nd December and see how everybody else is doing. This is a great site for catch ups and an excellent support network.
Well done everyone in this wonderful quit community. Lets all keep up the good work and come together to celebrate as continue our life travels as non smokers.
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