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Smoking has prevented me from functioning to my max in my family

Posted in Reasons to quit 13 May 2016

Smoking makes me tired. Smoking makes me lazy. Smoking makes me procrastinate. Sometimes I've needed to do something for my family but I missed the opportunity because I needed to go for a smoke. I'd be sitting in a restaurant eating with the wife and kids but had to be the first one to leave to go outside, smoke and wait for them to finish. People can start to think, "How come Dad always has to go and smoke. Why is smoking more important than us?" At the same time, I'm teaching my children to smoke.

The heading here is " Reasons to Quit" so I've just give some!

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  • JazzyKelly71 May 13, 2016 | 9:56
    Thank you manchild your words ring true with me as well. The control of smoking is powerful but the love from your family even more so. This is partly why I have taken the steps to never light up again. A choice of living and being present for those we love or the above mentioned procrastination, laziness and control of smoking. Your words are an encouragement to keep on resisting the urge and remind me why and who I am doing this for. Thank you!
  • manchild May 13, 2016 | 11:04
    Hey JazzyKelly71

    When I first gave up smoking recently it was not for reasons of my family. Its only after 72 days of quitting I am beginning to see the damage its caused to them. Its good that you have this feeling too and we build up a group conscience to solidify these truths. More and more, I am building up evidence against nicotine, smoking and addiction. When I have cravings or thoughts about that one cigarette, I want to be able to have enough ammunition to say No!

    Many Many years ago when I was an earlier smoker, I gave up a few times for several years but when I gave up those times I always came back to smoking. What is different now for me is that this is the first time in my life I've tried to understand my addiction. In the past I'd just quit and declared myself a non smoker. Now I am convinced that I am an addict and an ex-smoker who cannot afford to take one drag or one puff, ever! This is the only way I am going to be able to win. I know that teasing myself with nicotine is like invoking hell and the devil into my life.
  • IC May 13, 2016 | 23:59
    yep 1 puff and I am puffed.


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