Smoke free

Plumleaf Golden By Plumleaf Golden, 3rd Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How I tackled the challenge of improving my own health and stopped smoking

How I stopped smoking

I stopped smoking after growing bored of feeling all smoked out. I could probably still hold a stoogie to my lips and inhale, but know now that for sure I would just not enjoy the process anymore. Something clicked in my mind set early this year that encouraged me to slowly but surely move away from the need of having to smoke. I made adjustments to the way that I was living and decided that I wanted clean smelling laundry and a fresh and clean smelling home. All elements that I had before I started smoking. I have been smoking on and off since I was 18years old. It horrifies me to think that I have been smoking for half of my life. I even took myself away from smoking environments and from hanging about with smokers. Amazingly all these changes have resulted in even my hubby changing his ways and now at least he is on electronic cigarettes and he is slowly weening himself off cigarettes. I am hopeful that he will be without the smoke by the end of this year.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Oct 2013 (#)

A mindset change but with will power will do the trick - siva

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
4th Oct 2013 (#)

Well the cravings when you stop smoking is very high to the extent you are unable to sleep and scream and cry for a cigarette. Its worse than alcohol withdrawal.
I learnt this from my grandmother who used to keep the cigarettes on the table while my grandfather was withdrawing from smoking. He begged for the cigarettes and she told him go take it yourself. The nicotine dependency causes a lot of hassles and pain and by the time she got him back he was great but paid the price of losing all his teeth to smoking and ultimately died with bronco-pneumonia a smoking complication about 26 years ago.
Take care but nice motivation though.

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