29 Nov 2017
02 Oct 2019
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I knew for years that I was badly addicted to smoking. I decided to quit cold turkey simply because I did not think an aid would really help me. I did use the mist but only twice. The first time I was shaking so bad from the cravings that I oversprayed my mouth, but it did help with the cravings. The second time I used it, it did nothing for me so that was the end of that.
What I found most helpful was the information I got from this site. I had no idea how to go about quitting, and I got some great tips here. I also loved all of the support I got from this wonderful online community.
I kept telling myself that under no circumstances could I give in, because that is what I have always done in the past, and you can't get ahead that way. It was hard to quit, I'm not going to lie. But I refused to give in. I drank lots of water, I distracted myself, and kept as busy as possible. And I had naps whenever I could, because you don't crave when you sleep, and I thought it would help me to get through the day. And my perseverance paid off. I became a non-smoker.
Try changing your routines, optimist. Shake things up a bit. And get excited. Quitting is the best thing you could ever do for yourself. You are starting a new chapter in your life, and you will enjoy it. You can't beat the freedom that comes with being a non-smoker.