How I Quit Smoking – Conclusion

(continued from my previous post… How I Quit Smoking – Day Three)

I quit smoking in September 2006. I made several attempts to quit before I became successful, even though I failed so many times my determination to be free from the slavery of smoking never ceased. There came a time where I thought quitting was almost impossible, I could quit for several hours then found myself smoking again. The only thing I could see that would make me stop smoking is an incurable disease in my body. Fortunately and thank God that moment never came.

I always thought that there was a way that would make me feel the way I used to be before I started smoking. I told myself, I would do everything just to quit comfortably without suffering or undergoing the withdrawal period. But at that point in time of my life I realized that after smoking for 22 years that magical moment of quitting comfortably without feeling that withdrawal symptom is pure fantasy. It took a lot of practice, trial and error, experiments, frustrations and determination before I was successful in quitting this filthy habit. I finally discovered that with the proper conditioning of the mind, the withdrawal period actually is the period of healing. It is at this time that the body is cleaning itself of nicotine and all the cancerous things we injected to our body.

When I was in my teens, I never liked vegetables; the taste, smell and there was something about herbs that my body could not absorb. But I as I grew older and learned the wonderful things you get when you eat veggies (nutrients, vitamins, fiber, etc.) I soon started eating them without any problem. Just like in smoking, that first puff was disgusting, it tasted awful, it smelled bad, you got dizzy and brought you a slight headache. But as soon as we got hooked and as time passed by, we now say that smoking is good and relaxing. When the time comes when we want to quit, it becomes so difficult because cigarette has already become part of our life and it is now controlling us psychologically and subconsciously. And in order to quit successfully, we have to reverse and remove all those things that we associated with smoking, physically and psychologically.

I hope I have inspired you in telling my story how I quit smoking from day one to three. Those were the moments worth mentioning when I quit smoking successfully, although it took three to four weeks before I passed the withdrawal stage completely. There will come a time when you will feel the urge to smoke, guard those moments and don’t be tempted. Always remind yourself that smoking gave you nothing good, it only gave you misery and slavery. When you see someone smoking and feel the urge, remind yourself that the one smoking is no better than a drug addict and needs your pity. Remember, temptation comes to everyone, even to the non-smoker. So when you quit, keep on reminding yourself the reasons why you need to quit, keep on reminding yourself that smoking will only enslave you and will do nothing good. Cough, colds, tightness in your lungs, stink in your breath, clothes, fingers, loss of apetite, loss of breathe, loss of self-respect, irritability, loss of self-control, loss of money, cause of cancer name all the bad things that you can think of. Make those words sink into your subconscious mind and soon you will discover that the withdrawal stage will no longer be a stage of difficulty and misery but actually will give you the feeling of freedom and bliss as each moment passes by.

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4 Responses to “How I Quit Smoking – Conclusion”

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  1. Edith Tucker says:

    I agree where you state that is the conditioning of the mind. After several attempts, I finally made it.
    People quit using different methods, but the main thing is that they were all Quitters, which is good.

  2. John Grant says:

    I had my last cigarette February 4th at 4:55 p.m. on a Monday afternoon leaving the grocery store. I work in a hospital enrironment, and I was able to go without all day long at work without a cigarette, only smoked on the way home and a couple after dinner then bed at 8:00 p.m. When I was awake in the early morning hours, my habit of reaching for the kitchen table where my cigs where, I said to myselfk I am a nonsmoker now. During the week I don’t have and bad urges, but on the weekend was a different story, I was doing laundry like I normally do, and between time I was bored and I was craving for a smoke. All I had to do was look at my chihuahua’s and don’t want to pass on 2nd hand smoke in their tiny lungs, and my grandkids are moving from Georgia to Texas to be nearby, and I think of those kids and want them to be smoke free. I did this cold turkey and quitting before supper time worked for me, and I went to bed early to give my body a rest from smoking. It will be a week in a few hours, and I cannot believe I have suceeded this far. It is not easy, but my friend joined in quitting along with me and now I don’t have to be a slave to cigarettes.

  3. dawn says:

    i gave up smoking on the 17th may doing cold turkey some days are really hard but my daughters dont smoke and are a great help ive been writing on facebook how im doing and find im getting a lot of suppport from non smokers well this friday going away with the girls there will be lots of drink this will be the frist time since giving up i will be drinking so i will let you know how it goes

  4. Help me quit smoking says:

    There is no easy way to quit smoking. The quickest way is to stop right now then discipline yourself to never pick one up again. If you are really determined you can stop permanently. Forget the drugs, gums and patches is all they do is just delay the withdrawal form tobacco and actually makes it even harder to quit in the end.

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