The positive points of stopping smoking

I know I am really good at dwelling on how hard stopping smoking is and the negatives so decided a bit of positivity would do me good!

For me the positives so far are:

[*]rapidly improving skin

[*]still being able to smell my perfume at the end of the day

[*]having more time for just doing 'stuff'

[*]not feeling like a leper

[*]not being ashamed of the way I smell

[*]finding out I had taste buds (who knew sausages tasted lol)

any others??

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  • More positives

    More positives include:

    • Smell of shampoo on my hair.

    • More money to spend on "nice" things.

    • No more of that emotional flatness after heavy smoking.

    • Feel much healthier.

    • No more of that horrible taste in my mouth.

    All in all - giving up smoking is full of positives

  • not standing in the freezing cold shivering in the garden or getting p*** wet through ( I live in Manchester ) just to have a fag x

  • Benefits of not smoking

    Hi,

    I am on day 5 today and already feel much healthier.

    I have a Zumba class tonight and am interested to see if I can breathe more easily, will post tomorrow to let you know.

    I have already saved quite a bit of cash as was smoking 20 B&H silvers every day which is nearly £7 a day.

    I definately smell and am starting to look better and agree that it gives you more time to do nice things. I have started having a bubble bath when I get home from work before cooking a healthy dinner and it is really nice.

    The long term benefits are endless, money saved, health benefits and increase in confidence. If we can quit such a deadly addiction we can literally do anything. :p

  • Good Thread ! There are so many positives to not smoking :)

    I get alot more hugs from from kids now

    Orange juice NEVER tastes so delicious

    My skin looks great (psoriasis gone!!!)

    Everything tastes and smells better

    I can breath deeply and sing louder

    Family game night is more fun w/out 10 smoke breaks

    I can come and go without even thinking about "do I have my lighter"

    I AM Free and it is AWESOME :D

  • awesome

    I never realised that i would still be able to smell my perfume at the end of the day, but just smelled my wrist, and wow there it is! Thats actually a revelation!

    Another positive, I went for a walk in the countryside last weekend, and it was the first time I took a big deep breath on a walk and didnt end it with a coughing fit - bliss!

    Also my fringe isnt as greasy which means I can get away with missing the occasional day of hair wash if i need to

  • Yeah!

    Great to see other positives, I'm starting to really enjoy being a non smoker ;)

  • Not being ruled by a stinking filthy habit.

    Smelling better.

    Breathing better and not coughing.

    Enjoying a meal and a drink out without having to go outside.

    The best one my kids and grankids are proud.

  • What a great thread id forgotten about the positive side of it .since quitting

    im less stressed

    can cope better in a crisis due to being proactive in finding a solution instead of smoking my way through it.

    I dont have to change my clothes or wash them as often

    i have a new pink tongue

    my mind is quiet its no longer having to bother with when i can have my next smoke.

    Freedom. im discovering what it is.

    Generally happier with myself cos im

    not self harming[smoking] anymore.

    im a lot more sociable and not paranoid about smelling vile.

    feel quite smug and proud of it

    regained self respect.

    I can now say i love myself and mean it

    no longer feel like a loser.

    Mash x

  • I love this post!

    The biggie for me is a new found concentration and ability to stay focussed on whatever I am doing. If I am with someone, I can be with them in a more complete way, because I am not thinking how and when I can get away to smoke. :)

    I had honestly never appreciated how constantly distracted I was. This makes me feel like a different person. :cool:

  • I can cuddle my son and not smell of nasty smoke and not be scared that I'm showing him a very bad habit. And yes this post is ace.

  • @ mrs T . i so get what your saying about being completly present with people.

    m x

  • Ran for an hour non stop for the first time since I was about 15 probably,no stopping to get my breathe,no coughing.A real buzz x

  • The list is endless....

    The positive effects of quitting smoking are practically endless when you think about & for me my top ones are:

    Health

    Wealth

    Appearance

    Confidence

    Family

    :o:o:o

  • The huge inconvenience of excusing myself time after time to go for a smoke, while making more excuses of the ammount of money I was wasting. telling myself how im addicted and i just cant help myself!:rolleyes: ............... I Love being free from that!:)

    I Love the extra money! I Love the pride i feel from doing this incredible quit journey and I love the forum friends ive met along the way who have helped me be were i am today! (that rhymes :p)

  • *Money

    *Rediscovering pride and self-respect for myself when I'm able to tell people I have quit - and mean it.

    *For my soon-to-be bump and my son who suffers from bad chests

    *Already losing the manky yellow tinge off my teeth

    *No horrible smell off me

    *Able to take half an hour extra in bed in the morning. I always told myself I got up early to have coffee and time to myself. Have only just worked out it was to smoke ciggie after ciggie to build up the nicotine level again.

    *Sleeping better

    *Tons more energy

    *The day seems longer. Not in a bad way but I seem to get more done as I'm more productive.

  • I know I am really good at dwelling on how hard stopping smoking is and the negatives so decided a bit of positivity would do me good!

    For me the positives so far are:

    [*]rapidly improving skin

    [*]still being able to smell my perfume at the end of the day

    [*]having more time for just doing 'stuff'

    [*]not feeling like a leper

    [*]not being ashamed of the way I smell

    [*]finding out I had taste buds (who knew sausages tasted lol)

    any others??

    Ok my list is: I can smell again....My Granddaughter will never see

    Grandma smoke again....I save so much $$$...I don't need to stand

    outside in any weather to puff.....I feel normal again. ;)

  • what a great thread.........only 2 day's but

    My cough is easeing,

    tongue is starting to return pink

    smell a lot fresher

    looking forward to lot's more...........

  • Thinking that maybe I am not quite as hopeless as I was beginning to believe. :o

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