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The other day I came across a story from someone who was hiding their habit from their husband.
The Hiders!!! I know exactly of what you speak. I've been an on-again off again smoker for years -- mostly non-smoker but having left the evil habit for sixteen years -- when I was 25, I would then pick up the evil NICOMAN (a term I learned on this web-site)! I would quit for five or six years, smoke pot and then immediately reach for a cigarette and then I'd be several months smoking again.
This site has given me the motivation to keep smoke free. I'm good until I have an emotional crisis and then I crave that old NICOMAN. I came home one day after a disagreement with my daughter (who's a wonderful woman) but challenging because she's so capable and intelligent. I wanted a butt more than anything else -- posted on line -- and one person said ( I forget who) but they said I would hate myself if I picked up even one cigarette. I keep telling myself that I will hate myself if I pick up a cigarette and those words are like a self-fulfilling prophecy. I keep repeating them to myself, and they have been MY SAVIOR SINCE. I am now 69 days without tobacco!!!
Whoever it was said, "You will NOT feel better. You will feel WORSE and HATE yourself!" His/Her words are seared in my mind, and I think of those words every time I feel the urge. Keep those words in your mind at all times. If you pick up a cigarette you will hate yourself.
And this way you don't have to hide, and isn't that a great feeling.
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