- Jan 28, 2008
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- Tornado Alley
You are probably already realizing a couple of things. 1) Just how nasty smoking is as a habit and 2) how big a P.I.T.A it is.I used to drink and drink is an understatement because I would have a whole glass of whisky with dinner, a 750ml of Jameson would last me 2 days. It did not rule my life I am not sure I would say I was an alcoholic because I didn't have to have it I just wanted it and I only drank at home when I was not going to be going anywhere and I didn't drink everyday then one day a 4 years ago I decided I didn't want to drink anymore so I just didn't and I still have a taste every now and then and I really mean just a taste. I have had the same bottle of Jameson that my brother brought me from Ireland that is still about 50% full that I will pour me about a 1/4 shot out of sometimes. so far smoking has been the one habit that I just have never been able to walk away from, so far this is day 4 and I am feeling pretty good about it and my coworkers have been really supportive I think it also helps that I never smoked in my house so I don't have to smell it when I am home relaxing and nobody in my house smokes anymore so I don't have to be around it at home.
I've quit (really quit) several times. The first time I actually quit for 2.5 years it dawned on me how nasty ash trays really were. For awhile the smoke smelled really good though but I stuck with it. Them I figured one night before bed that one wouldn't hurt. Bam.. Just like that I was buying them again.
And when leaving the house you have to have them and a lighter or you have to stop on the way to where you are going and buy them. I quit for the last time awhile back and the smoke does NOT smell good anymore. Seriously get some patches and lozenges for the cravings, they really help. I still do nicotine pouched but now if I run out it's not really the end of the world like it was with cigarettes. They are a ton cheaper too and no tobacco in them. I can do with or without them now and don't really care. One thing I know is I no longer crave the smoke AT ALL.