According to an article by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are more former smokers than smokers. This just goes about proving the point that more and more people who fell into the trap of smoking are more aware of the nature of this trap and have successfully quit smoking. With this data, we can safely assume that there are more than 44 million adults who are ex smokers.
I won by being a quitter :)
It has been well over 9 months since I quit smoking cigarettes. Just look at the amount of money I saved by not smoking - $3037.5. This is totally insane guys. Just imagine what you could do with that extra money? I know what I would like to do - Buy a motorcycle (make a down payment with this amount).
As far as work, family, friends - Everything is SO MUCH BETTER.
Now I can confidently call this a success story as more than 3 months have gone by and I have totally gotten used to living without cigarettes.
March 20, 2009.
The Decision to Quit Smoking Cigarettes for Good
I Have been thinking of giving up the habbit from last few months, My reasons were a bit differnt, I just wanted to test my will power, wanted to do something that would make me feel good. Money / health were never the only motivation for me.
I am thankful to Raakesh for introducing me to this website as he inspired me to take the decision, Speaking of Raakesh, He has been behind most of my succesful decisions in last 5 years. So for me it was Gods will and I got a signal that my time to quit has come.
Chantix is not an over the counter medicine and you do require a doctor's prescription to get this. Chantix works on your brain by blocking the nicotine receptors so that you stop enjoying smoking.
By visiting this page you have shown your interest in quitting cigarette smoking. One day you will thank yourself for this moment.
REMEMBER: EVERY CIGARETTE IS DOING YOU DAMAGE
As you are aware, Cigarette Smoking (or smoking any tobacco products) have a huge list of negative effects on your body, mind, family life, social life, professional life and the lives of others around you. Before you go any further, just read the below negative effects and think of the ones that apply to you. It is recommended that you write these down and keep it somewhere where it is visible for you.
REASON FOR ABOVE STEP: By reading the negative effects of smoking on your life, your subconscious mind will register it and every time you decide smoke, it will make you think of it. It is important to realize and to know that smoking is damaging you.
NEGATIVE AFFECTS OF SMOKING TOBACCO
A) Affects of Smoking on your Body:
1. When lit, cigarette paper and tobacco discharge more than 2000 chemicals that are absorbed by your body. These chemicals are responsible for the following:
I have been a compulsive smoker for over 18 years and it was 4 years ago when it hit me that I am doing damage to my body. You can say I started becoming more and more health conscious as time passed by. So 4 years ago, I attempted to quit smoking for the first time. Like most of you would have tried, I woke up one morning and thought I'll never smoke again. I got ready and left for work. As I was driving my car, my hands subconsciously started looking for my cigarettes.