In october 2011, I gave up smoking, so I thought I would share my story with you in the hope that I could help somebody else do the same thing.
I had been smoking for quite a few years before I quit and couldn't picture my life without it. My main reason for quitting was money, cigarette prices went up and up and I just couldn't afford to do it. When I had my last cigarette, I knew that it was my last one and I told myself that this would be the last time I smoked. Straight after, I put on a patch and used an inhaler. The first day went really smoothly and I felt fine. However, that night when I took the patch off, I started getting heart palputations (which I had never experienced before), and knew I couldn't use the patches again. From then on, I just used the inhaler which I found really helpful as my main problem was finding something to do with my hands.
The feeling of 'I need a cigarette' still comes every now and then (when I'm feeling stressed), but I know that I would never smoke again, and I know that in time that feeling will completely go.
Since quitting, my skin is softer and less 'dull', I don't get spots, my teeth are whiter and I don't get out of breath as easily. I just feel happier and healthier in myself :)
If I can do it, anyone can. Just go easy on yourself and stay motivated. Picture the money you save and how much shopping you can do for the summer :)
Thank you very much for reading.