Well it's been about a year since I was last on here and yet another year has gone by with me fagging it. I have a few more reasons to quit and I want this to be my final bloody time, I hope I've learned all the lessons I need to and that I know how to handle the cravings better this time.
My reasons for stopping are:
I've been smoking since I was 12 and I'm now 23 and my lungs aren't happy chappies. With every fag I feel the effect on my lungs and stomach.
I haven't been able to run since I was about 14.
My nana has emphysema and I just know that if I carry on I'll end up just like her.
I work as a personal school carer for a severely handicapped young lady. The job is very stressful and made about 10 times worse because I'm nicotine deprived and in order to have a ciggie I have to get her ready to go out in all weathers actually get out there, light up, get her back in, coats off, chair dried, chewing gum in and the fun starts all over again in about an hour. Life is far too stressful.
Winter is on its way.
Point 1 and 3 are maybe the most important for me, why should I be making myself ill with fags. Fags and stress (and bad diet) are catching up on me already so what will I be like in 20 years? Scary thought.
I've set my quit date for Sunday 12th of October because the autumn holiday starts next Monday and I've learned by experience that sleep is a good thing when going through nicotine cessation. I will need advice on how to live without fags cos I haven't had a single day as an adult without smoking. I don't know how to deal with everyday things without a smoke in hand. Pathetic and sad really...
I'm looking forward to quitting and learning how to be free.