It was 4 years ago to the day that I stopped smoking
I remember the day well, I was hungover (again) and on my 11th cigarette of the day (before lunchtime) when a man ran past me in the street, all I could think was “I want to be like him.”
Problem was I LOVED smoking, I loved the taste, the feel and everything about it.
I dropped the smokes that very day and went cold turkey.
I decided to try and run home from work the next day, I left work at 5pm and roughly 90 seconds later I was doubled over unable to move, a sobering reminder to the damage I had done to my body.
I stuck with it and after a while the cravings disappeared. I have never touched a cigarette since that day. It wasnt easy and Im sure I was a shit to live with but I got there. I would not be writing this blog if I hadnt kicked it.
This change marked a new chapter in my life and I am delighted that I can share it with you as I celebrate my fourth year without the tabs.
Since stopping I have achieved some things that I could not have before so it is definately the best decision I ever took and one which I am proud of.
Good luck to you if you are trying to stop or thinking of doing so.