Well here I am a month later, I'm not going to say ' well I never thought I'd make it to this benchmark' because I had every reason to when I decided to quit ( don't misinterpret that as being c o c k y but when I decide to do something I forge ahead).
Its odd in a fantastic and I mean FANTASTIC way that ciggies, the smell any element of them have absolutely no emotional connection with me.
Eg Thursday, very drunk, warm sunny evening, 5 of us, 4 smokers and me.sitting outside them smoking away and me not even registering it, not caring not craving.
Yesterday went shopping with a mate, I was the driver, he smokes in my car and said does it tempt me , I said no at all, I no longer associate myself with that habit.
I feel very happy, I feel clean, my weights dropped as I'm able to run more and push myself more. I eat far more fruit, my skins lost that washed out look, my morning cough is no more, I'm 200 quid up, I make far more use of my time, basically its changed me.
Now you may ask Do you still get the thought of ciggies entering your mind?
Off course I do, buts its for a few seconds then gone, its like a past memory which comes in then goes out, nothing more nothing less.
Anyway just wanted to share this to anyone who's quiting, I WAS THAT MAN WHO SMOKED IN THE RAIN ,SNOW, STORM, anywhere anytime, its was the most enjoyable and important part of my day for 20 PLUS YEARS! I did it, so what's stopping you?