I am now into my 18th week since stopping smoking and, unforeseeable scenarios aside, do not think I will ever smoke again.
Having never in my whole life known what it was like to be smoke free, I am not sure quite how I should feel.
The cravings, I use that word loosely, are becoming less frequent and last a few milliseconds less each time.
On the plus side I cough less when I get up in the morning and other people say I smell nicer.
On the negative side I am missing the pleasure of smoking, I am more irritable, I have very little motivation to do anything and when I do start something I cannot maintain concentration. Worst of all I ache in places I never knew I had.
When I mentioned these feelings at nine weeks people said that it was too soon to feel any benefits and that the aches were due to the removal of the ailment masking properties of tobacco smoke.
How long did those of you that have been quitted longer than me have to wait to feel the benefits and what were they ?
Regards to Everybody,
A SMOKER FOR 64 YEARS
SMOKE FREE FOR 120 DAYS
NRT FREE FOR 14 DAYS