Ex-Smoker Paul – Revelation of a Non-Smoker

This stop smoking experience was submitted by Paul, it was a comment (2 comments) in our post Quit Smoking Side Effects and it was published as a regular post, thank you for sharing your experience.

September 15, 2011

Hi, I am 35 years old and have been smoking full time for the past 14 years. I quit cold turkey 5 days and 5 hours ago, its the longest I’ve been without a smoke since I was 21. I wish i stop counting hours but it will do for now, as I am over the initial withdrawal. I still miss a smoke, but can totally do without one. I noticed cool things about me, I look better, I feel stronger, I can breathe better, and can run longer. I feel light headed and strange as i adjust to the new me. I don’t want to have a cigarette companion with me for the rest of my life. I know my initial reasons for quitting will change with few more hard cravings, but i am on my way of being free of this dependence. Thank You for nice site, Good Luck everyone!

Living the Life of a Non-Smoker After More Than Two Months

This is an update to my Sept. 15th post.
I am very pleased to announce a Total Tobacco free lifestyle for the past 2.5 months. It is so worth it!!!
I found out that at least 3 people quit smoking because of me. My workplace now is a smoke free environment.
My house and car are completely smoke free.
I have done many usual and unusual activities without smoking and without giving myself a cigarette reward.
I survived several close encounters with smokers and was able to control my cravings.
I had several encounters with consumption of alcohol, and was able not to smoke, even with others smoking next to me.
I sleep much better now.
I didn’t have a single headache (at least once a week while a smoker) since quitting.
My sometime arrhythmia or strange heart beat is disappearing, I hope for good (for anyone that knows what it is… its scary).
There are more benefits that I am not mentioning, and they are all true, I always knew them, but was blinded by the addiction.
And Best of All, I feel proud of myself for accomplishing this.
I think about smoking much less frequent, and I cant believe I smoked for this long, what a waste of time.
Thank You all for trying to quit and for this site.
May your quit be permanent!

Thank you so much Paul, your post is great!

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2 Responses to “Ex-Smoker Paul – Revelation of a Non-Smoker”

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  1. Josh says:

    Wow ! congratulations man..this is really such a great read..so inspiring..how did u do it?

  2. Bravo on your accomplishment of quitting smoking. Hopefully it will be for good. Putting down this nasty habit is probably one of the most difficult things a person can do. I applaud your efforts. Has your appetite increased as well?

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