I’ve always thought that going smoke free wouldn’t be as difficult as it actually was. Every day, I had the goal to quit, but every day, I found it more and more difficult to say no to lighting up that next cigarette. It was quite the love-hate relationship. I hated myself for my weakness and addiction to tobacco, but I loved the feeling of that first pull on a fresh cig out of the pack.
It took a long time, but I am now smoke free. I found help in a lot of different ways – I had tried the patch, nicotine gum, etc. But it was the actual hand-to-mouth activity that was what I missed. I tried e-cigs, even though the doctor told me that he couldn’t recommend it since it wasn’t approved for such purposes here in the US (and it still isn’t, which is ridiculous if you ask me, but that’s just my opinion).
I still get nicotine in my e-cigs, but at least there’s no more smoke. That’s a good start since at least now I’m not getting a jillion chemicals going in. I’ll let you know how things go!