Posts Tagged ‘smoking’

December 28 th (Part II) – Stopping Smoking

Monday, December 28th, 2009

As I may have mentioned (!), it has been a year today since my last cigarette; and, whilst, I may not have uncovered the secrets of nicotine abstention, I’ve done a pretty good job of keeping myself on the straight and narrow.

A year ago, life without cigarettes felt unimaginable and totally unappealing; so, if you’re going through the same struggle, here’s a few things that made the impossible, possible –
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December 28th (Part I)

Monday, December 28th, 2009

It has been a year, today, since my last cigarette, and I’m pausing to mark the occasion.

Stopping smoking was one of the hardest things that I have everdone.

Losing a nicotine addiction is far more difficult than picking one up, which happened quite easily with a few sneaky drags behind the bus shelter rapidly escalating into a twenty a day crutch.

And so, from an unremarkable date in about 1996, to December 28th 2008, my day opened – and then closed – with a deep draw on a cigarette; and, without really noticing what I was doing, I structured my life around a packet of Superking Royals.
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