Hi folks, randrindo here.
I decided to quit today, again. This time I wanted to join a forum to share experiences and talk with people who are going through or already been through quitting. Maybe I may be of help and support to you folks as well.
A little bit of myself. I'm a 24 year old man, studying physics and musical composition. I started smoking at the age of 16 with my friends. I intend to write a short story about how I started later on another thread Shortly, it was after a nightly debate among childhood friends. Even though I said no at that particular night, couple of weeks later I tried one of those. Well, it was cherry flavored.
Anyway, I probably smoked regularly, 8-10 cigarettes on average until the age of 19. I was a sporty young lad so I realized the harm early: I was running short on breath. Though, I remember some of my friends doing good in despite of their smoking habit, it just didn't work out that way for me. My first attempt was back then. Though I failed quickly, I reduced my average to almost couple of cigarettes per week, with occasional high peaks when I was drinking.
At the age of 20 I made my first serious attempt. I quit smoking for 15-16 months. Then, I relapsed back to smoking at one night when I was having a great time abroad, and just had that one cigarette. 15-16 month long quitting was only hard for 2-3 months and I didn't feel like smoking after then. I thought maybe I really did this, that I was a non-smoker now. However, I don't know why, but I really wanted to smoke at that night. Social conditioning? Doing it for the old times sake? I have ideas but not answers to this.
Then I become a social smoker. It's the weirdest part of all. I would like to mention this part of my experience later as well because the text is getting longer But being a social smoker is I think the 'worst' part of being a smoker. I could also name this smoker as 'tipsy smoker' since it is highly related to drinking imho. Anyways!
Thanks for reading and let's get going to no-smoking for the best days!