I wrote on January 10th that I was trying to end my love affair with cigarettes.
I must say that it has been an interesting month. Some who know me well would say I picked the absolute wrong time to quit in my life. I have probably never been more stressed and I don’t see the situation improving anytime soon. However, I’m glad I made the choice to quit.
For those who smoke and are skeptical of Chantix, I can tell you that it has worked so far. I stopped taking the drug after three weeks, mostly because I forgot to keep taking the pills.
I have been in several clubs so far (that have smoking allowed) and have been able to resist the temptation to light one up.
Since quitting, I have seen a marked increase in my running ability. It’s only been a month, but I can definitely see that quitting helped out quite a bit. I still have cravings, but they lessen every day.
I truly hope I never pick up a cigarette again, but I know that once you are a smoker, you are always a smoker. There’s always the chance of reverting back to past behavior. Hopefully I have ended my love affair with cigarettes for good.