I started smoking when i was 12.
The amount of peer pressure was unreal! And i wanted to fit in properly.
I didnt smoke many a day top start off with, maybe 2-3. By 14 i was buying my own ciggys and got through about 6-8 a day. And when i was 16...i was getting through a hole pack.
When i was 17 i fell pregnant with my daughter, and stopped as soon as that pregnancy test showed i was expecting.
I stayed a non smoker. I fell pregnant again at 20 and still no ciggerettes.
After my second pregnancy i started having a couple when id go out or was around my smoking friends or family.
Ive been smoking properly again for about 2 years. And my excuse, my nan passed away. I felt pain like no other and i thought it would help. But it didnt.
My reasons for quitting?
I dont want my children to see me smoking and thinking its ok.
I want to be fit and healthy so i dont get out of breathe playing at the park.
I dont want to miss seeing my grandbabies (if i have any)
And although its not glamorous or guarenteed, i want to grow old. See my kids grow up....
No more excuses for me!!