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27 March 2010 @ 10:41 am
 
so, over the last couple years, i have picked up the bad habit of smoking.  which is totally dumb considering i made it through my high school years resisting the peer pressure only to randomly start doing it in my twenties.  for the most part, i only smoke when i drive, so i was only really smoking 2 cigarettes a day, but even a little is still bad.  lately, since the weather has been nice, i've been wanting to go outside and smoke with my coworker during the day.  now my two a day is turning into 3 or 4.  so i've decided to nip this crap in the bud before it gets out of hand.  noone in my family smokes.  most of my friends don't smoke.  and, more than anything, i really don't like the stigma of being a smoker.  funny how in high school all the cool kids smoked. now, all the cool kids don't.  what a vicious cycle!  so, anyways, i went to a smoking cesation counselor the other day and she gave me some really helpful ideas of how to break the habit.  sadly, since i'm such a light smoker to start with, she didn't recommend a patch or gum, becuse they contain more nicotine than i usually get in a couple cigarettes.  so i'm doing it cold turkey.  yesterday morning, at 9:30 was my last official cigarette.  i've thrown away the pack.  i'm keeping a constant supply of straws in my car so i have something to hold and put in my mouth to substitue for the tobacco.  i've got a container of Vics vapo rub in the car to get rid of any smokey smell.  but it's still so hard!!

so, all you former smokers out there, any advice you can give on your process to quit, please send them my way.  and everyone else, send me some good anit-smoking vibes to keep me motivated!  i figure if i post on here about my plans, it will help me stick to it so i don't have to embarrasedly tell everyone that i failed!
 
 
 
Pax Indigopaxindigo on March 27th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
I pretty much just quit. I'm going to be useless to you, I'm afraid, but I can get pom-poms and cheer you on if that'll help. For me, it was the constant "and then I need to go pick up another pack" worry -- hate having that kind of anxiety.
Srahahasrahahaha on March 28th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
I heartily approve of your decision and am cheering you on from a distance.
spaniotitaspaniotita on March 30th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
lots of anti-smoking vibes coming your way!! :)