Since my last cigarette and everyone in the household is still alive!
I never thought I’d see the day when I would decide to quit smoking, but after 30 plus years and who know how many thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, I willingly handed over to Big Tobacco Companies (well, only one in particular) I am ready to make a stand!
Can I say that I will be successful? No! That would be as intelligent as saying I could guess the next big Lotto numbers, but I can say this is the first real effort I have put into quitting.
This time my efforts are with the help of the most ever popular e-cigarette and NO! I am not saying that it is a healthy choice to smoking. The only healthy choice to smoking is not smoking at all. <— Okay, CYA legal shit out of the way…
As I said earlier, 2 days and 21 hours into this and I still want a cigarette. It’s scary how addictive I actually am to these damn things. At this point, I haven’t experienced the breathing gets easier or the sense of smell returning nor everything tastes better. What I have experienced is the anxiety, the nervousness, the irritability, the utter and complete tiredness and the realization that with each passing hour… sometimes minutes… the cravings aren’t lasting as long.
I realize that it’s going to take some time for me to detox from the 4000+ chemicals in cigarettes. Yes. Yea. I’m no fool.
The first 24 hours I white-knuckled it through the day, puffing away on my little e-cig hoping to ease the cravings. My second 24 hours, was better. Not as good as I would have liked, but definitely more manageable. Notice I said manageable, not perfect.
Wish me luck :0)