I said the same thing when I became 55 years old "staying alive @55", but I did not quit. Thank God I am still alive. I don't know how or why I thought smoking would just simply go away without me doing something about it. . Out of 7 siblings I am the only one that smoked. My parents never smoked so what when where how is another story.
Here it is 155 days smoke free. In the beginning I believe I subconsciously feared relapsing. I recognize now that was my addictive mind lieing to me. Today I stand firm in my committment for a forever quit. No, it did not happen over night but through this journey of recovery, I see that I am stronger than my addictive mind was saying. The things that I thought would be triggers are not. Yes I may have urges but nothing is going to make me pick up again. I am committed to my quit. Even after saying this, I know there are times that I will be tested. But rest assured you will not see me on the I slipped blog. I don't do that anymore.
I can say with a no matter what attitude you can win at being a nonsmoker. I think the # 1 excuse for relapse may be STRESS. I understand that stress differs from one individual to another. The bottom line is you have to know, trust and believe without a shadow of a doubt that smoking a cigarette is not going to solve anything. Really, how can it? NOPE Not one puff ever. No matter what! It has been proven through many of you that even if you lose your job,;ose youir home, car breaks down, have an argument, financial crisis, death, birth, sad, depressed, lonely, hunger, you name it you don't have to smoke. No emotion can be satisfied with nicotine. So let's live life smoke free.