start a count (in excel, or on paper, or your head) of every pack you didnt buy and every fag you didnt smoke, before long it starts to add up and you can feel very pleased with the savings you make, not just money but the days you have added back onto your life. The wrinkle you have delayed, the tooth you have saved, the cost to the NHS you have saved, the extra days, weeks, months and years of spending time with people you love. Soon, this becomes the MOST powerful tool you have in your quest to beat the little stick that has ruled your life for the last 'however long' and fooled you into thinking you 'enjoyed' it. You didnt, you were brainwashed, thats how cigarettes work, they make you think you enjoy it. Once you get to 6 months, you'll see you didnt really, you were just under the influence of nicotine and its addictive power. I quit 10 years ago with my husband after 25 + years of smoking, I did it with patches and determination. COUNTING the unsmoked fags worked for us, 80,000 plus later for me and at least 160,000 for hubs means we have a chance of growing old together. Worth it in my book. Every day we thank eachother for giving it up and we NEVER thought we could do it and still get that feeling of emmense joy that we did. I hope this encourages you and if just one person stops for good because of this post then I will be even happier!
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