When I finally understood what “addiction to Nicotine” was, it was way too late... Many things in life do not work out the first time! Ask me. I know! Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way about my addiction...
When an artist creates a canvas painting masterpiece, he or she can stop and begin again, with no consequences... That is not the case when you quit smoking! Don’t be foolish, like I was. Or better to say, Don’t be naive’ like I was!
I had a beautiful six (6) month quit when I was 45 years old, after a major operation. And I thought I could have “just one.” I was naive' because I thought I could control my “sleeping” addiction to the drug Nicotine. And that, my friends, did not work! I lit up one cigarette, and it felt like the lighted match was going down my throat, after abstaining from smoking, and I literally cried out, “I don’t want to do this!” And within a few hours I was totally hooked again on smoking, one after another for the next 20 years!
You may not really believe me about this... my history of smoking, before I finally quit very close to two years now, but I pledge that it is the whole truth, and nothing BUT the truth! I am giving back now to everyone who wants to quit, and stay quit... I have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) because I didn’t stop early enough...
I’ve said it so many times before, to myself... If I only knew then, what I know now! The only way to become a winner and to quit smoking is to never light up again! And in the beginning, that thought must be “just one day at a time”.
Come here often. Stay here when you feel weak. Because to start over [quit smoking] is very hard and so depressing that many lose the battle and destroy their health and end up miserable and terminally ill!
Never give up! One day at a time! It is so simple! Just do not buy, beg, or borrow a cigarette and light it up...and you will be a winner! I wish all of you a very happy and smoke free Saturday, and let’s all keep our beautiful and precious quits, ok?