Just don't like it

That is my reason for quitting.

I have finally realised that I don't actually enjoy smoking. The taste, the smell, the stinging in my eyes.

I realised that after every cigarette I used to count down the time till my next one. Not so much I needed it, just, I don't know, had to have one????

I am on Day 5 and don't actually have cravings as such, sometimes my triggers such as after eating a meal set me off and I think, "ooooh I could have a cig" but then I think how far I have got and don't want to ruin my hard work.

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  • That is my reason for quitting.

    I have finally realised that I don't actually enjoy smoking. The taste, the smell, the stinging in my eyes.

    I realised that after every cigarette I used to count down the time till my next one. Not so much I needed it, just, I don't know, had to have one????

    I am on Day 5 and don't actually have cravings as such, sometimes my triggers such as after eating a meal set me off and I think, "ooooh I could have a cig" but then I think how far I have got and don't want to ruin my hard work.

    All makes sense to me foggy.

  • good luck, exactly the same as i feel. I feel shitty after smoking. But when im smoking im like "wow" then like "shit!" lolz good luck!

  • Thanks guys!

    I am now onto Day 7 ......... or is it 8? lol!

    Feeling great - I had a shock last night when I realised just how much my husband stank of smoke. It made me throw up!

    I guess thats a major step lol!

  • Just in case you ever experience this.. but on a few nights now.. only 2 i think during my quit.. i've actually dreamed a very real dream where i actually smoke a cigarette.. its so real that the upset of having done so woke me up on both occasions, and my fiancé on one of those occasions said i'd said 'oh thank god for that!!!!!!!' and gone back to sleep :)

    The feeling of upset, and the fear that i had failed was so overwhelming i think its actually gone towards making sure i stay quit.. i don't never want to feel that kind of let down now, and i'll do everything to make sure it stays that way.

    Now as for the smell of smoke...

    I was in HMV last week and was browsing through the racks of cd's.. 2 rather scruffy chaps walked past me, and i became aware of probably the most disgusting smell of spent smoke i've ever smelled for a long time.. i almost gagged on the smell it was that bad. Now i aint one of these 'cough cough ex-smoker types', but it was really bad.. so bad i moved to the next aisle for 5 mins and looked at some dvd's instead.

    Must be part of the healing process to get such a negative reaction to the smell of smoke i guess :)

  • Agree with the smell thing Jase.. How come we didn't notice this when we smoked??? I went around stinking like that and never realised???:eek:

    But yea, Foghorn (great name) It's soo not enjoyable when you think about it. We only do it to get at the nicotine. I didn't enjoy it anymore really, maybe one out of every hundred, and i was spending £80 per week on something i rarely enjoyed and which was making me ill....Why did i do this???

  • I work in Youth Offending and we often get parents coming to the reception. Yesterday a parent came in and was speaking to me, Whilst I was gagging on the sickening smell. I had never realised it was so bad.

    Also I had never noticed the amount of smokers around. On the way into town earlier I walked past about 12 people in a 2 minute walk, all stood outside of the offices smoking. Puffing smoke inot the faces of passersby. I am quite proud of the fact I felt disgusted at the idea of smoking lol!

  • Hi Beckiy :D

    Well done on day 8 that's great keep it going

    I agree the smell of smoke is awful yet we all smelt just like that at times

    Love

    Marg

  • I noticed there is only 1 smoker in my building at work now!

    When I joined 3 years ago there were 6 of us. 3 are now social smokers ..... can't understand that one. 1 quit due to serious ill health and is now supporting me and the other is still puffing away!

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