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Good! Day 68 and Still Standing. Reflections of a Non-Smoker

CigaretteA little over two months ago, after four decades of puffing away, I finally managed to stop smoking. For good. So far so good. No one that has never smoked, and there are a few,  can know just how amazing an achievement this is.

I have never been addicted to any substance other than nicotine, but I have it on good authority that tobacco is possibly the most highly addictive of all substances. It’s right up there with cocaine and heroin.

In my case, this is a third attempt at quitting. My first attempt was 15 years ago and lasted four-and-a-half years. Yes, I know. I should never have started again after stopping for four-and-a-half years. But that is the nature of the beast. All it took was one drag at the bar one night on a business trip. I was lighting a cigarette for a fellow traveler. Well, after a beer and three tequilas it seemed like a good idea at the time. The second attempt was six months ago and only lasted three days.

This time is for keeps. Somehow I know that I will never smoke again. As anyone that has stopped smoking will tell you, the benefits are immediately available. Food smells really good and tastes so wonderful. More energy. I wake every morning and as I open my eyes and realize that I am no longer enslaved my heart leaps for joy.

Anyone that’s still trying to quit, you are welcome to drop me an email on the contacts page. I have some good news for you and I’ll be happy to share the knowledge. It’s easier than you think.



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  4. Rosaline Brentson says:

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  5. John says:

    Thanks for visiting, and for your support and good wishes, Virg. Much appreciated!

  6. Virg says:

    I’m impressed – good luck and here’s wishing you strength and perseverance!! long may it last.

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