Hi my name is John - and I am a nicotine addict.

I started smoking at the age of 14 around 32 years ago. I tried to quit so many times during those years that I couldn't count them, always ending with the same result. People would tell me, "John your a smart guy, why do you smoke?" I always answered with the same lie - Because I like to. While inside I felt like an idiot for smoking even though I knew it was sucking the life out of me. Last year my wife asked me when I was going to quit, taking the addicts way out I knew that in the back of my mind I wanted to quit but just had to put that date off into the future so told her I'd be quitting on my next birthday (almost a year away at the time). Somewhere I had good intentions of quitting before my birthday arrived and picked several dates/life events, each of which came and went with no success. Always with the same thought well I'll quit after the next thing...

Anyway, my birthday arrived and I stopped smoking, made it through the first day but didn't feel very good. The day after I got the patch and put it on, things seemed easier but man what weird dreams that night. After that I didn't wear the patch at night. During the day I still wanted to smoke though and after only a few days found myself not only wearing the patch but sneaking outside to smoke too, Once again I felt like an idiot...

That's when I got online and found whyquit.com and Freedom, and the light bulb finally switched on. I read and read, so many of the things that seemed impossible to overcome and had doomed my previous quits to failure were explained here. I took the patch off that night and it didn't go back on and it never will. I am a nicotine addict but I am now nicotine free and plan to stay that way. This realization was only possible due to the shared wisdom I found here.

Thanks to all the shared wisdom found on the pages of FREEDOM, I will Never Take Another Puff

John
After over 32 years of addiction now over 5 years free by remembering to.....
 
NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF.

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