I have found it hard to find anything on the net so I'm posting this for the benefit of anyone who might have the same problem. I am only posting this because most people say that everything tastes better when they have stopped smoking for a few weeks. I enjoyed food before I stopped smoking but I don't enjoy anything now. I cook it and throw it away. Doesn't matter what it is. Chocolate, cream cakes and even good champagne. Went to the doctor today and she said it was because smoking kills bacteria and not smoking allows bacteria to breed. Some people get mouth ulcers because of that. Got stuff to take for that which tastes good.
Went to the dentist last week and no problems there. I don't have any teeth anyway, well I do have clip ons
So three months down the line I go on low dose anti-depressants which she expects me to need for only 3 months. I have a fantastic doctor who is very thorough and an appointment can last more than 30 minutes. She is very interested in older people stopping smoking and the problems with, not the nicotine but the chemicals that are continually added to cigarettes. She says that nicotine is easily cleared from the system but the chemicals are a very unknown quality and not enough research has been done.
She also asked me if I thought I would feel better if I started smoking. I don't think I would.
I used to smoke Dunhill International which were as pure as you could get until they were taken over by Reynolds America about 4 or 5 years ago. Having tried them for a few weeks I researched other pure cigarettes and started smoking American Spirit. Then I returned to UK and found the brands I used to smoke here Embassy/ Benson & Hedges etc had gone downhill too. Strangely enough, because I go to NZ twice a year I found Benson & Hedges there taste like they used to taste. So, not getting any satisfaction from smoking I stopped. I will never smoke again and hopefully the problems I have been having will eventually go away.
This post wasn't meant to deter new quitters. I smoked for 50 years, more than most of you have been alive, so it's bound to have more of a psychological affect on me.
I'm too scared to ever have one puff