This is a very inspiring story submitted by Jason. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful experience.
Lighting my first cigarette made me a loser in life. I really regret grabbing that one first stick and lighting it. And if I could go back again in time, I would never ever touch one single cigarette. Smoking is not just about addiction; it is something more than that. It controls your mind and makes you believe all sorts of lies and beliefs.
It will also make itself a part of you by spreading its roots into your day-today activities. It will be so deeply rooted that getting rid of it will soon become next to impossible. Soon, you can no longer read the papers without sticking a cigarette in your mouth. It is a subtle and sinister trap and this is the reason why millions of smokers are finding so difficult to stop their vice and addiction.
After a year of smoking I felt the negative effects of it. But since quitting has become so difficult, it went on like this for so many years. Until last year, my doctor advised me to quit because my lungs have already suffered permanent damages and continuing to smoke might lead to further irrevocable complications.
Many consider myself successful. I have completed my schooling – I am an Engineer and I have passed the exams required to practice my profession. I have 2 kids, a beautiful wife, a car and a sturdy house. But after earning all the things that I have in life, still, I don’t consider them to be my greatest achievement. The greatest success I ultimately yearn is my freedom from nicotine addiction!
The doctor’s advice didn’t help much for me to quit. Inside me the desire was there to stop and I don’t want to die early. The problem is I don’t know where or how to start. I was lost, I was finishing 10 to 20 cigarettes a day and I don’t have the strength to stop even just for a day. I could feel my lungs failing; I have nowhere to go to and I don’t want my family to worry.
I’m not religious but I prayed. On the night of October 6, 2012, I prayed so hard I fell asleep. I woke up in the morning (Sunday) lit up a cigarette, and opened my laptop. I am always in the field so aside from the software we are using, I’m not a computer geek but I have been hearing stuff about searching things in the Internet. I searched Yahoo about quitting smoking and found many sites including this one. I read all the articles in this site, bought the book of Allen Carr and to make things short I achieved the greatest success in my life after a fight for 3 months.
Cold turkey never helped me at all. I used the aid (patch) and it really helped during the first week. I was able to quit smoking for the first time in my life. After a week, after cutting the roots of the monster from my daily activities, the addiction was easier to control. My family was very happy to see me quit. I no longer stink, my lungs have improved greatly and I have started saving money.
It’s true, if you have faith and a very strong desire, you will be able to achieve anything that you want. If you are here wanting to stop your addiction, first have a positive mind, second, believe that you can quit successfully and lastly strengthen your desire and hold unto it until you reach success.
I never thought I would be able to quit but I did it! Hope this story will inspire a lot of people out there to quit their addiction.
Thank you Mr. Jason, I’m sure many will be inspired out there.
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