first of all, let me introduce myself, I am Petar, 23, from Serbia, have been smoking for three years and two months now.
My smoking story is a bit specific in several ways - as you can see, I've started this filthy and stupid habit later in live than most do, and have actually gained weight since starting to smoke, as it hadn't killed my appetite, while the toxic taste that smoking causes in my mouth takes soft drinks and juices to wash off. Obviously, these caused me to gradually gain weight.
So, getting back to my former fit self is another reason to lose the habit, apart from the obvious ones(health issues, fatigue, appearance of teeth and skin, the wasted money).
Unfortunately, most of the adult population in Serbia are smokers(as in most of Eastern European countries), so this will make my task a bit more difficult. Also, most of the people close to me are smokers, so I will really need all the support I can get.
As a trick to motivate myself, I opted to buy a fancy 52 inch LCD TV via bank credit - the monthly pay-off(18 months) is approximately the same amount as what I spend for cigarettes during a month's time - if I succeed, the TV will serve as a constant reminder of all the money I've previous spent on nothing but damaging my health.
I've also printed out three minor images of damaged lungs, and put them in my wallet - I hope they will be able to make my sinful thoughts go away during times of crisis
I've started at midnight(three hours ago), and will post my progress regularly.
Cheers everyone, and sorry for my English.