Getting Your Head In The Right Place Before You Stop? (after 40 years as a smoker)

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Nov 11, 2011

A friend asked me to consider quitting smoking so I might influence his brother to quit.

I took a month from that point and started testing myself by saying, "I'm going to wait a while longer"when I got the urge to smoke.

After three weeks I went from a pack a day to 5 a day. 

I never denied myself. I never got uptight.

I proved to myself that I actually did have control.


I bought my last pack on the Friday before New Years which fell on a Monday.

I saved one for Tuesday morning. Smoked it at 7am and went to buy the patch.

That will be 5 years ago, Jan 2.