Well,in about 54 mins, and I can't see myself lighting up in the next 54 mins, so seeing as i've been waiting all week to post here, I thought id get it up
I know some post about still having troubles, but honestly, since i've quit and got through the first few weeks, I can honestly say I don't even give them a 2nd thought, well, I think about them, but im never tempted, I think something like "hmmm, in the old days, I would have had a fag now, how strange".
I counted the past few days how many times I think about fags, and its about 3 times a day, but its not a craving.
Ok, positives, saved loads of money, health is far better, breathing better, cough of years gone, fitness levels whooooosh, getting things done whooooooooooshhhhh, alert levels whooooooooooosh, full of positive thoughts all the time, feeling great, feeling 20 years younger.
Negatives - None
Putting things off until i've had my next smoke - Nil point
Stinking like an old ash tray - No thank you.
Feeling tired and lethargic all the time - **** that
So basically, there are no positives to smoking, the old "but I love smoking" don't wash with me any more, and I used that one for years. Or "I could get run over by a bus tomorrow" works for a while, until your mid 30's with kids, and you secretly know that your health is really on a one way path to death and your not as active or as healthy as you really should be, or any other BS excuse we used to justify our addiction when secretly we've all wanted to quit for years, probably a few weeks after we started.
So my advice to anyone thinking about quitting or newly quit reading this is, you guessed it, if I can do it, anyone can!!!!
Paul, ex confirmed fag lover, roll out of bed kettle on fag in mouth for 20 odd years, smoker of 40+ on a good night out, 20-30 a day smoker, hated all anti-smokers.
To the others who have helped me on here to quit, either by responding to my posts or other ex-smokers whos posts have given me inspiration, I say thanks for helping me quit that wicked addiction.