Quitting Cigarettes has started an unintended positive chain reaction in my life. I quit because I thought it would improve my chances of having a successful eye surgery that I needed at the time. I had not really prepared for it but soon into my quit, I luckily found this site.
Now I go to the gym at least 3 or 4 times a week which I probably would not do had I not quit. I eat a much more healthy diet and probably spend less money on food. I take much better care of my teeth and gums. I had a dental implant which my periodontist would not have done if I were still a smoker. I got a part-time job as a lifeguard last summer. I don't think that I would have been able to pass the test let alone even start the lifeguard class, had I still been a smoker. I also got a great sun tan.When I get my annual physical exams everything is better than it was when I was a smoker.
I know that my self-esteem is higher and that I have more self-confidence. I estimate that I've saved at least $12,000 that I would have spent on sickerettes. I feel better about myself because I know that I'm no longer causing self-inflicted smoking damage to myself.
When I quit, I didn't think about all these good chain reaction related events. They all just happened as a result of quitting.