I have been a smoker for 28 years. I quit for a brief period of time in my twenties. I then started to drink a little bit more than I should be and began smoking again which continued until 11 days ago. I've been a lot of recent changes in my life but this is by far one of the best ones I've done. Day 11 even in a state where I know I need improvement on my health I was able to go out and do yard work yesterday all day for about 7 hours. I woke up early this morning but I feel great refreshed and almost energized. I did not realize how much smoking was dragging me down, I made a comment to a friend that I feel free. It is so nice not to worry about the next time I need to smoke. I've been able to spend more time with my dog and do other projects and feel interested in hobbies again. Let's all pledge to stay off cigarettes and tobacco.