Some of you know how I've quit smoking. I don't keep track of the days but I've gone over a month without any nicotine. For the first 3 days I used gum then decided to go cold turkey. Now I hardly ever think about cigarettes unless I see an ad or a nicotine gum commercial or a public ashtray. When I do see these things, I no longer want to smoke or want gum.
Well yesterday I found a cigarette in my bathroom (I used to smoke in the bathroom a lot) and I considered smoking it.. but I FLUSHED IT! I'm so happy about what I did. I consider myself a non-smoker now
I just wanted to let you guys know how I was doing. I'm SO happy about how i've finally quit because honestly, I didn't think I could. I really didn't want to end up on oxygen and die from COPD like my grandmother did.
My mother, who was up to 2 packs a day, quit shortly after I did and went cold turkey, too. My dad has quit for just over a year but still uses about 10 pieces of gum (40 mg's of nicotine, take) a day.
The SMELL in our house is a total change. Now it doesn't have an odor and before you could really tell we were a smoking family. I can breeth 10X better now. I already had asthma so smoking was extra bad for me. And like my mother said, no one wants to go to a doctor who smokes. Our health insurance rates went down, too.
Like I said, I don't count days so I'll round to a month. It's probably really a month and a half. At a pack ever 2 days, for 30 days, that's 300 cigarettes not smoked, and about 56 or so bucks saved.