“28 dying every day as fewer smokers quit”.
It also said…”It takes an average of 4 attempts to quit smoking for good”.
It’s true. Smokers should not get discouraged if they fail the first time or second time, etc…. I tried many times to quit. It wasn’t easy. I started smoking when I was 18.
Then the day finally came. I couldn’t tell my boys that smoking was bad for them while a cigarette was dangling from my lips. It just didn’t make any sense. I really didn’t want my boys to start smoking because I knew that quitting would be so hard.
Plus, the price! We were on a budget for everything but not for cigarettes. I was smoking a pack a day.
I decided, the next time the price of cigarettes goes up, I’m quitting.
One evening, my husband came home from work and told me , “The cigarettes are going up to $6.00 tomorrow.” That’s it no more smoking for me. I finished the few I had left of course and then that was it.
Yes, I gained weight. I gained about 20 lbs. I wasn’t going to use that as an excuse.
Was I unbearable to live with? Not sure. I’m still unbearable to live with! Lol!
I was finished with smoking this time and I wasn’t going to start. No matter what! No more excuses.
I had heard after 3 weeks you’re good. You are out of the danger zone. No, it took a good 3 years for cigarettes to be out of my system. Prior to that, I was still weak. It was a conscious battle everyday not to smoke.
It can be done!