I follow another ex-smokers blog and his post today made me aware of the fact, that I never talked about the daily N.O.P.E. pledge here on my blog. One of the most important tools there is and I didn’t mention it at all. Bummer! Well, I am not going to write about it today either, instead I will lean back and send you all to his blog…because he explains it much better than I ever could. Continue reading
- It’s bad for ya
- Because you are a child
- You are too young
- Because I am stupid
- Because I am an addict
- You are like my brother
- I wish I would have never started it
It’s just an experiment, but it’s interesting to see how adults react toward a kid who asks for a light.
I was one of them and I would have reacted the same way. I was very young when I started smoking, only 15 and I hung onto it for 35 years. I wouldn’t have given a kid a lighter or a cigarette my answer would have been
- Because I don’t want you to smoke
BTW…Kudos to the woman who took the cigarettes away from him. Way to go!
I had a very interesting week at an addiction recovery center. It was not just a challenging and interesting project to work there, it was although an eye-opener for me. Am I an addict or not? Is smoking an addiction or a dependency to an addictive substance? Do I classify as addict, because I smoked for so long?
I found a lot of answers this week. I am glad I I didn’t believe everything that I heard at the quit smoking support boards. I will sort this all out…in the meantime I just had to re-blog this. Eye-opening…Good job…well done! Continue reading
I don’t know it all -who does- but I learned a thing or two when I gave up smoking. I am not sure if it’s good enough to be called “a Manifesto”, but I wish I would have had these instructions when I run blindly into becoming a quitter. A happy quitter now, but a confused quitter at the beginning. Continue reading
Very often I read from the “Journey to the Heart” and I find this entry very fitting for everybody who wants to overcome an addiction like smoking.
The day started out so good! I am 3 weeks smoke free, I feel so confident and happy, nothing can stop me now! I will never smoke again!
I feel like I have superpowers and the sky is the limit. So many others are struggling with temptations, not me. I have a few cigarette cravings now and then, but nothing dramatic and they never last long. I feel so strong!
I would like to give future ex-smokers an advice! When you quit smoking……..don‘t do it alone! Make sure people support you in your home and at work. Tell your friends about it; don’t just assume everybody will know how you feel. The internet is a blessing, read and research as much as you can. We are all different! What works for me might not work for somebody else and vice versa. Fighting an addiction like smoking is different for everybody! Continue reading