If i hadn't quit, by now I would have spent £900 on dirty, stinky, harmful sickorettes. 16 weeks of Marlboro lights at 20-odd a day and £8 a packet.
Nine hundred pounds :eek: :eek:
That's the official amount, it's easily a lot more than that 'cos of nights out, boredom, stress and so on - and like the man says it's a drug that needs greater amounts to keep you feeling "normal" - something that was bothering me pre-quitting 'cos I was buying extra packs more often.
What shocks me and actually disgusts me is that I'd have coughed up (pun intended) for that no problem, would have gone without treats, clothes, even petrol just to keep myself in fags. :rolleyes:
Would have put up with an irritating tickly throat, smoker breath, smelly hands and hair and a nasty feeling mouth too, just because.
Actually, I was drowning in denial about all of those, the cough was "one of those things" even though with hindsight I had a persistent tickle, and I didn't smell in the least :s
That's what smoking turns you into.
Am very happy to never see, smell, taste or touch another fag for the rest of my life - and am definitely getting the brainwashing sorted.
Until very recently, especially after drinking, I did feel like there was something missing - not nicotine 'cos sadly I'm not nicotine free *yet* but the smoking....
... Which made me think. Why did i crave a fag when on gum or patches, but don't now I've got an e-cig?
It isn't craving nicotine, it's craving smoking - which thanks to Allen Carr I'm finding more and more pathetic and revolting.