The final straw was when my 8 year old daughter found out (my 11 old son told her). I have been smoking on and off now (mainly on!) for 20 years, and have made various other quit attempts before, the most succesful being 3 1/2 years. I typify the once a 'smoker always a smoker'
I had stated that once my duty free tobbaco ran out that would be it, well 1 more 50g packet of Golden Virgina down (£15 :eek: ) and I have now bitten the bullet.
So here I am 37 years old father of 2, no health problems, fit and active, I can run 10k in about 50 minutes, and yet I am stupidly addicted to the evil tobacco. Its ridiculos I look on other smokers youger and older than me an I have these thoughts in my head,
Younger - OMG you are so stupid, why are you even starting, cant you read the warnings!!!
Older - OMG you are so stupid, lokk at what it has done to your skin etc, why didnt you give up years ago.
Yes completly irrational thoughts in my head, as I myself sit there smoking as well, so I have given up (7th day in )
My major reasons
Future health implications
My children and wife
The fact that I am just plain embarresed by being addicted to something so bloody stupid and expensive
Getting cold and wet standing in the rain
Always looking for an excuse to pop around the corner out of site of my children (I have never smoked in front of them)
I know that the feelings for me of wanting one will never go away, so any advice on moving past that stage will be much appreciated.