i'm at 6 months and 20 days of quitting smoking.
i smoked for over 20 years and ended up at a pack a day. the main thing that helped me quit was a non smoking app, chantix, gum and loving support from family and friends not to mention my body just had enough.
at 6 months, my body is adjusting to life without a cigarette. it's a bit scary because i can feel the damage i have done and can see why people who have smoked this long has had a hard time with quitting... as if quitting isn't hard enough.
i have gained about 20-25 pounds which i thought was a small fallacy about quitting smoking... so now i am concentrating on that.. to shed the pounds. it was frustrating because i did not feel i got to celebrate quitting and gained weight instead... but it's okay !!! i have accepted that the weight gain is just a trade off and every day step by step i can get even healthier !
i still miss cigarettes but i think i have had a long run with it. i am learning new things.. like being the one without a lighter. watching others go smoke and now being part of the group that stays behind. little things like that.
i am a bit sad that i was smoker. i wish i never had. so just for today i will be happy that i am no longer one. and then day by day i can add more time....
good luck and best to wishes to my dear friend and all of us who lived the smoker lifestyle and ready to try a different one without it !! <3