Hello beautiful community! I have been stalking you for years and although I have had periods were I quit in the past I always went back to smoking. I thought I would try a different method this time because things never seemed to work out before. Yesterday was day 1 of being free from cigarettes. Yay!! I'm doing great, so far so good. I have a pack of cigarettes in my kitchen drawer that I can smoke anytime but I choose not to. I got this tip from Red on this website and Rocky Rosen the cigarette whisperer. I think part of the allure of cigarettes is not having them and craving what you don't have. The other thing I'm doing differently this time is posting on here instead of just reading other people's posts. Thank you all very much for sharing your stories and experiences, it's one of the reasons I kept trying to quit, knowing there was a community out there that would support me. I'm also currently reading 2 books Quit Smoking & Be Happy by Christopher Skoyles and The Smoking Cure How to Quit Smoking Without Feeling Like Sh*t by Caroline Cranshaw. Fun fact from Caroline's book: "However, don't be fooled by the payoffs that nicotine can give. It is more deadly than arsenic and strychnine." She goes on to give the lethal dosages for each for a 68 kg adult lethal dosage of nicotine 60 mg; lethal dosage of strychnine is 200 mg; lethal dosage of arsenic 200 mg. Wow! I felt I was poisoning myself too, on days when I didn't eat much and just smoked a lot all day, I would start feeling sick and coughing knowing full well I was poisoning myself. F*ck that! Here I am, I'm going to take it one day at a time. Thank you all very much for inspiring me all these years!
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