Hello, My Friends! Happy Friday Eve to each one of you!
The saga continues with my roommate. She has to undergo another surgery due to the fluid still remaining in the bottom of her lung. Plus, she is going through detox from pain meds, as well as some of her anxiety medications. My heart sank when I heard the following news from her sister. We both agree, there will be NO MORE SMOKING EVER AGAIN!!!
I believe that that’s why I’m so adamant about the smoking ordeal that has taken over certain peoples lives, and I know it’s difficult, trust me I do. But, it was the best decision I ever made.
Yesterday, I posted some questions for my readers, and here are some of the responses I received. I am so grateful for them being candid with me and willing to share with you.
- Do you smoke?
- How much per day?
- Have you ever attempted to quit?
- If you did, in fact, quit, for how long did it last?
- Have you stopped? and if so, how long has it been for?
(Which by the way can be read in the comments section after the post yesterday)
“Manyofus1980” Doesn’t smoke, never has, and never will! Her mother did and developed COPD, and lost 40% lung capacity.
“Bipolar Barb” Use to smoke a full pack for 12 years. She quit back in 1998.
“Candice” Quit at 23 years after she initially started at 16 years old. She Quit cold turkey and is a non-smoker for 38 years.
“Bipolar Brat” Wishes she could stop desperately – Here and I discussed vaping as an alternative. (Please read the comments).
“My Authentic Mind 88” In great detail brought up Heart Disease (Heart failure, Heart Attacks, and clogged arteries). Pretty much due to peer pressure, she began smoking at 15, now 30, she smoked 6-7 per day, but since 2016-2017 she dropped down between 3-4 cigarette per day. (Please read her comments as well).
Back to Building Your Quit Plan:
Identify why you should quit smoking: Every individual has their own reasons to quit smoking. My mother quit cold turkey as soon as she found out my sister was pregnant. She is a non-smoker for 15+ years now. (Cold Turkey).
Do it to be healthier, save money… On an average cigarette’s cost anywhere between $7 to $10 per pack. Do the math. There are 365 days in a year, multiply $10 x 365 days = $3650.00 a year. Wholly Crap!!! Think about what you could do with an additional $3650.00 a year?
Remind yourself of these little factoids when you have a craving. Treat yourself to a new outfit, or a nice dinner out with family/friends as a reward for not smoking. Give yourself incentives for quitting.
Develope coping strategies to quit: Here are a few websites to assist a smoke-free you.
I still would love to hear from my readers, and for them to share their experiences in the Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World of Smoking. Please feel free to extend yourselves in order to help another quit this hold of cigarette smoking once and for all!
Thank you, for taking the time to read the following about smoking addiction, and how to break the habit. I’ll see you tomorrow!! Have a great rest of your day!
Take Care & God Bless!