- I remember thinking it would be easier to quit if someone would quit with me.
No one else's nicotine addiction has anything to do with why I smoked.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have Iearned that I smoked because I am a nictotine addict.
- I remember thinking that I enjoyed my 3 or 4 cigarettes in succession each mroning with coffee before driving to work.
I was making up for depriving myself of nicotine all night long.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that coffee tastes much better without cigarettes.
- I remember countless efforts to quit by staying in bed until noon and then having a cigarette at 12:05
My resolve would fail as soon as my feet hit the floor.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that I can awake at 6:00 am and not smoke right now. NTAP.
- I remember digging through the ashtray or the trash can for a "good snipe"
I did not recognize that behavior as the act of a desparate addict.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned how healthy I am without inhaling 20 cigarettes a day.
- I remember when a cigarette would stick to my lips and I would burn my fingers on the head of the cigarette.
Why did it never cross my mind how insane it was to smoke?
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that I could live a better life without smoking.
- I remember having to go outside every hour to replenish my nicotine levels or feeling uncomfortable because I couldn't.
I felt self conscious about my smoking but had no choice because I was a slave to nicotine.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that I could overcome my addiction and go outside for a walk instead of a smoke.
- I remember trying to "cut back" on my smoking and getting down to 5 or 6 cigarettes a day.
After a week or so I would be smoking a pack a day of Winston box as ususal.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that I am addicted to nicotine. I can not control my intake.
I either smoke or I don't.
I choose not to smoke.
- I remember thinking that smoking was a "bad habit"
I was fed a mountain of misinformation.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that I am a drug addict in the truest sense.
Biting my fingernails is a bad habit.
- I remember looking for the easy cure for my addiction.
There is no easy way out.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that the benefits of being nicotine free are worth the 72 hours of discomfort that I had to endure. And it just keeps getting better.
- I remember when I was 19 years old and saying let me try one of those.
I knew that I could quit anytime that I wanted to. That was 26 years ago.
Thanks to WhyQuit.com I have learned that despite the damage I did, things do get better as long as I Never take another puff.
Thank you Joel and everyone else here for helping me to stay nicotine free one minute at a time.