A 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.