My Journey To Quit Cigarettes

in #health4 years ago (edited)


My Journey To A Healthier Life


I started smoking back in high school as me, and many of my friends thought it was cool. However, this habit that I had developed stuck with me. When I had become an adult, I realised that my horrible habit was affecting my health. My throat was always swollen. I asked my doctor about it, and after an 'exploratory surgery' I found out smoking was the cause.

At that point, I told myself that I had to quit, but I couldn't. I had tried to quit multiple times. I would be able to suppress the feeling for a few hours, but the cravings then overpowered me. This was coupled with a feeling of anxiety and constant irritability. I talked to my doctor for a few more days and told myself that I am doing it; I am going to quit smoking.

It was extremely difficult overcoming this obstacle. I was a very heavy smoker; I would smoke every day whenever I could. Drinking water and different juices helped a lot. My girlfriend also supported me through my journey which helped a lot. After a few weeks, I felt like I had done it. The cravings weren't as bad anymore; it had reached a point where they were not significant enough for me to notice.

I have quit smoking for almost four years now. The fact that I felt healthier definitely helped me suppress the cravings. My throat feels so much clearer; it isn't swollen anymore which is a huge bonus. I also do not cough half as much as I used to.


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My name is Joel, and I'm 18 years old, and I live in London, England. I am interested in computer science, and like any other 18 year old, I'm glued to my computer. It brings me joy when you have a tool as great as the internet to use to connect with millions over the world. Learning about new cultures and traditions.

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How are you doing? You can do it! i smoked the #uckers for 30 years. Quit 10x. it finally stuck!

I'm not doing too bad myself.
I'm still off from smoking and im glad you have finally quit.
Hopefully it stays that way

its been 4 years now. they finally even smell horrible! Yay! Keep it up. when the urge hits just remind yourself how tough the quit can be!

NASTY BUGGERS CIGARETTES ARE.
SLOW DEATH IN A STICK

It is crazy how for a while it used to be the norm and doctors would even recommend them

Yeah that is how insanity works.

good job on quitting cigarettes! i too struggled with stopping but i kept trying. i finally was able to do it and have stopped for 10 years! its still a battle!

I want to quit so bad!!! Thanks for the inspiration and planning 😋🚬🚫🚭

If I can do it so can you friend

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Keep going man :D i'd highly recommend meditation , helped me hugely in getting over my own problems in life, also i can't say i know what smoking addiction feels like but you should be insanely proud for the choice you have made to invest in your health, especially when you'll be older. (Now i'm starting to sound old, i'm only 19 myself) but you know :)

I've started to practice meditation.
An amazing way to de-stress and feel happier

Healthy body, healthy mind!

I've found different ways to destress now rather than using cigarettes.

Great articles thanks for sharing

No problem!

Maybe it was God that helped me quit my crave.

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@avant buddy just keep following that path straight, I quit about 5-6 months ago but one can feel that goodness in breath

I'm glad to hear that you quit and you are keeping up with it!

Well done @avant. What you have conquored is incredibly difficult. It's clear that you are deep in the flow of God's grace my sir..

Thank you for your kind words

Its a pleasure

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Another badge! Thank you

Happy that you managed to quit! Hat's off!

Thank you!

Glad you quit! Means you will be around much longer!

Thank you! <3

Wonderful your health is improving.

health definitely is important

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Hello @avant.
Great article and good luck with computer sciences.

Only a think, I leave you an example here, how to achieve justified texts for your post (using html).

Greetings and have fun! :D

Thanks for the tips

vote @fikar21 thank you for your comments

I'm not entirely sure what you mean

Good for you.

Thank you birdbanter

Most smokers in life is a turning point, when the thoughts come about the termination of relations with a bad habit. Most of the cast, then go back to it, repeating a vicious circle.

I haven't relapsed yet and I hope to stay that way

I quit smoking 3 years ago. God interfered and removed the whole addiction at one moment.

I recommend you start doing serious exercise, like running or swimming so that you can feel how strong your lungs have to be. Try to hold your breath is also a good exercise.

You can do it buddy! 👍

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Smoking is a very bad addition hopefully i am recovering from it

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I am happy that this is managing to find other ways, these vices are terrible, they make us prisoners. It is up to us alone to be free.
I like sports, running is a way I found to de-stress :D

That is amazing. I quit for months but then started back due to all the stress of the volcano eruptions on the big Island. Heading back soon so hopefully I can quit again!

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This was 9 months ago (mate!) 😁😉 How are you?

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That’s great. I also am an ex-smoker and feel so much healthy. It was a difficult habit to stop. But I’m happy that it’s over.

Quite an achievement

Thank you for your kind words.

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