No Smoking Day

Day 4 & Things Smell Funny

I dont know if it is in my mind, but I just walked to Waitrose and kept catching whiffs of nice things, flowers and grass and things, it was quite weird but nice. I did read that sense of smell gets better when you quit and I am on day 4 so maybe that is it. If it is then it is a real bonus, I was really liking all the smells and it makes it easier for me quitting when I have some benefit from it.

The first 2 days the hardest so far I nearly slipped but my hairdresser actually saved me. I am going all out at the moment for change, and that includes my look, I went to hairdresser to go blonde from quite dark brown. It is all part of my new changed life as a non smoker ( I got new curtains in my living room too), anyway, she couldnt dye my hair blonde on Friday because it needed to be in better condition first, for which I would need 8 weekly treatments, costing £15 per week, then I can go blonde.

I would never normally even consider spending £15 per week in the hairdressers, but I just thought to myself, OMG actually I usually spend that easily in a couple of days on ciggies and as I was on day 2 of my quit that day, I thought hey why not.

Actually I was struggling to convince myself not to smoke, and the promise of having my hair treated, cut and blow dried weekly, was pretty motivating to stop me reaching for a ciggie. I knew I could not afford both.

So I think I am definitely safe from smoking at least for the next 8 weeks, saved by my hairdressers exhorbitant rates and my own vanity.

3 Replies

Hi chandri,

yes ive noticed that too,im on day 6 and my sense of smell has got much stronger but that can only be a good thing!!

As for the hairdressers,youve done the right thing-to set yourself some goals is a great thing to do and you will feel great when you can finally do it!!

Keep on keepin on:) Lisa xxxxxx


Hi Clare

I think the hairdresses is a fab idear you will have to post a before & after photo for us to see. You go girl good for you linda xxxxxxxxx


You just wait ...

As time goes by your sense of smell will improve still further and you will sample new delights daily , so will your sense of taste imptove too. I prefer the smells (not all of them mind) I'm surprised at how many things taste salty, and many taste far too salty for me which I never noticed as a smoker.


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