The Yesterday Smoker

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We all know nicotine is a drug, we all know it’s bad for our health, we all know how addictive it can be, but still, knowing all this we still smoke, some for years, some for a life time. πŸ˜”


I had no intention of smoking as a kid. It all started when I was 17, hanging out with my friends, going to clubs, wanting to be the same as they were, wanting to blend in basically. I have been a smoker for 20 odd years.


Over the years, my friends have changed. Most of them were non smokers, but still I continued to smoke.

Only quit when I was 24, for about 6 months, but got back to it in a very bad, moody day. You will probably ask why!? Because it’s relaxing, unwinding, it was my only guilty pleasure,gives you something to do with your hands at all times and let’s be honest, it goes so well with your coffee.πŸ˜‰


Have always been told by friends, family, later in life when I discovered I have a under active thyroid, by my doctor, that I should quit, that I can free myself of the little demon in my head that says I need a cigarette and all it will take is me and a strong will power.


Allen’s Carr book-The Easy Way to Stop Smoking was a revelation for me. Loved the book, it all make sense, reading it I said: Yes, I can do this. Surprisingly at the end, I haven’t stopped smoking at all, not for 1 day. It didn’t worked for me, it did worked for some of my friends and millions of people on the planet too. 😁


How I quit smoking? It was and still is a work in progress. I have been vaping, for about 8 months before I stopped completely. Vaping is in fashion nowadays isn’t it? Not sure if it’s better or worse than smoking, but I guess is as addictive and can’t be any good either. It can set you free though, if you choose to drop the nicotine in the vape gradually.


That is how I have done it. Took me 8 months and going from 1.8 to 0 milligrams of nicotine in the juice from the vape. Have been vape free for 3 months now and I am extremely proud of myself.

I won’t tell you it’s easy, because it’s not, I will tell you I still have moments when I would have a cigarette, I will tell you I have gain weight( going to the gym for the last 2 months), but most importantly I will tell you I feel absolutely fine. πŸ˜€


I have freed myself from the little demon inside my head that wants nicotine all the time. I sleep better, have more energy, eat more healthy, my quality of life has gone up a lot the last couple of months and I can even breathe properly. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ


So, long story short, life is better without nicotine. And all it takes is a strong will. If I can do it, so can you. Free yourself! ❀️

Cristina Fanita ...

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