I'm on day 75 of my Quit and I was thinking back to try and remember how I actually got motivated to Quit for good this time!
I then remembered that I was doing research about aging (I'm 40) since I felt I have aged so much in the last 5 years or so.
I then stumbled upon a whole bunch of info about anti-oxidants. (btw - this is very important for people quitting smoking and even generally)
I then further came across the 'big discovery'.. Why do smokers seem to age so fast especially into their middle ages and beyond?? Free Radicals!!
Free Radicals are believed to contribute to the process of aging since they damage cells. But smoking introduces SO MANY MORE free radicals into your body and accelerates the aging process and the deterioration of your body in such a dramatic way.
I'm not going to try to go in to the science of it.. All I can suggest is to research it and all of a sudden you might well reach the conclusion that I did...
'I'm helping my body to damage, age and die at an alarming rate.
I MUST quit smoking and SAVE myself.... otherwise NOTHING else will matter!!'
Best of luck on your journey!
There are others who have trodden this path in front of you and when we look behind we see you catching up.. You are not far behind! and we are all going through this together... staty strong and N.O.P.E