This is my blog about my endeavor to finally quit the demon fags for good. Kick off New Years Day! I’ve been smoking now since I was about 13 or 14 so that’s 31 years if my maths is correct. It really is time now as I have been feeling some really adverse effects from my continual smoking. Not just the physical effects but other negative experiences such as the raised eyebrows when I leave the office for another fag break, or the damage and worry I cause my children and wife and not to mention the exorbitant costs.
Smoking like any addiction has impaired my life in numerous ways. It has distorted my list of priorities and also affected my social life and credibility. Some people regard smokers in a negative light (or that’s how I feel). In my day smoking was cool, rebellious and ‘sociable’. There seemed to only be reasons to smoke especially in the social circles I drifted in and out of.
Well at time of writing Christmas is rapidly approaching and so is New Years Eve, my intended time of quitting. My wife has doubts as I’ve said it so many times before but that is just strengthening my resolve to prove that I can do it. I’m not getting any younger and I want a different lifestyle including a new job. It’s difficult to apply for many jobs I could easily do as a lot of them advertise as ‘smoking free zones’ which to me is like a latent message that smokers need not apply.
Anyway, it’s time to knuckle down. Please follow this blog if you to are struggling and need support, feel free to comment and share your experiences.