Today is my first smoke free day for 21 years, well i statred smoking when i was 12 but never inhaled until i was 15.
My motivation for quiting is several things
1. My father who is 62 has empysema only 34% of his lungs are working and he has trouble doing everyday tasks and has an oxygen tank by his bed, he has quti now for over a year and his health will never be the same but he wont get any worse and seems to improve each time is see him, i have 2 children Liam 6 nand Harry 1 and a beautiful wife Sally who i want to spend the rest of my life with and be heathy with her and my boys.
2. I was drinking far too much 58 -68 units per week smoking only made me do this more so far since friday i have only had 8 units.
3. I was starting to have erection problems probally due to drink this appears to have stopped now but it upset me very much and my wife too.
So that is my honest motivation and my doctor has prescribed me patches and microtabs which so far today have well controlled my urge to smoke but as the day goes on my urge gets greater, i was also a habitual Cannabis resin smoker which i have also given up as well as smoking 20 odd roll ups a day plus i was smoking an once of resin a week, my only problem with the pot is sleeping so i have some nytol for tonite, i have also decied to only drink once a week and only have about 3 pints i think this week it will be on Wednesday so i can watch the footie.
Well i need all the encouragement i can get as this is a complete lifestyle change for my whole family as my smoking and drinking affected them as well as me and i think we will all be better off without all that.
Wish me luck all