I was on numerous quit smoking forums 18 months ago and quit for 5 months,it was great! Then I went on a Health & Safety course for a week.Out of the 20 people on the course 11 of them smoked.I felt really good everytime there was a tea break and they all dived outside for a fag!Then at the end of the week there was an exam and I cracked and went out with the rest of them and had a smoke.It blew my head off,I felt dizzy,sick etc.Then I thought I would have another one on the way home just to see If I felt sick again!Bad mistake Ive been on 20 a day ever since!
Fast forward a year and Im now off sick with a bad chest infection,Im on 6 steroids and 3 antibiotics every day for a week,I can hardly breathe and the cough is a nightmare! Doctor says I might have to go in to hospital to go on a machine to open up my airways.
This has really made my think that although I enjoy a smoke my body doesnt!Im pretty fit as I cycle and row but always have a good cough afterwards and then a fag!
I made my mind up enough is enough Im quitting for good this time!
Im still smoking at the moment,I must be mad as it only makes me feel worse!
I will be going back to work in 2 days so that is my quit date 8/10/09!
Well thats my story,hope I didnt waffle on for too long!
Pete aged 42 (soon to be a non smoker!)