Oh Fred & Wilma! No wonder the baby boomers started smoking at 10 years old!
After 15 years as a pack a day smoker, I have finally hit that six month smoke free hurdle! It was relatively easy to quit, thanks to the wonders of modern medicine! As I have little to no will power, I found that smoking cessation prescriptions worked just dandy for me! I tried both Champix and Zyban over the past tow years, but Zyban finally worked for me. ( Note: Champix turned me into a robot and changed my personality...but it worked. Zyban caused me to get NO SLEEP for a month...but without the crazy side effects.) I really do respect those who quit "cold turkey"!
Do I still miss it? Absolutely! Especially if I am having a drink! I found myself contemplating having "just one little puff" a few times over the past few months, but held off. I know that once I have another cigarette, I will be back on Tobacco Road again for good! I must confess that I do feel better since I quit and really do not miss spending $300+ a month on those tasty little buggers.
Why did I quit? Mostly because of my family! With my wife expecting on 12/31/2009, I figure that now was the time to make it happen. I also got sick and tired of being a social outcast and having to go outside like an animal when smoking in public. Whatever the reason, I am just thankfull that I no longer smoke.
Don't worry...I refuse to become one of those "Ex-Smokers" that have that attitude towards those that still smoke. After all, I know where they are coming from.
Wish me luck for another 6 months!