It was a lot easier than I thought it would be to quit. That's not to say there weren't times when I longed to pick up the cigs and get smoking again, thankfully it was quite a long time before I did pick up another cigarette and as a result a couple of puffs was all I could take before I was stabbing it out.
Quitting has had several benefits for me and my family, the first being money. We have had one of the best Christmases ever this year, because we quit smoking. We are saving nearly £70 a week just by not smoking. That's around 280 pounds a month and a massive 3360 a year. Yep we were heavy smokers. Looking at those statistics I think it's a good thing we were smoking roll ups and not pre-made cigarettes.
It's also had a good impact on our health as well. Having suffered from double pneumonia in my younger years my lungs are already not the best. So since quitting smoking I have found I can breath better when I get a cold something that used to be extremely difficult before.
We did have a lot of nosebleeds when we first quit, but apparently this is quite common and not something to worry about.
The final big improvement is that there are no longer nicotine stained walls, fingers or surfaces around our home or in our car, nor the smell, which makes cleaning a whole lot easier.
Now I just need to get rid of the log burner and cleaning will be a breeze, although I am not sure hubby would go for that.
I don't want to be one of those people that goes on and on at others about quitting because at the end of the day I know that it is something you can only do when you are ready and no amount of pressure from others is likely to change that, but if it is something you want to do and are afraid to do, well give it a try. Maybe you will succeed maybe you won't. Whatever the case don't be tough on yourself. It's better to try and fail then never to try at all. Isn't that what they say.
Love and hugs