I have decided to kick the habit before it makes me kick the bucket. I know, I know, Clichéd line, I must be having withdrawal symptoms!! LOL! It has been close to 36 hours since my last cigarette and I am doing pretty well. No urge to light one up so far. I should be able to manage for a week easily like this. It is only during the 2nd week that the urge to have that one “harmless” cigarette begins to make weird sense in my head. That will be the most difficult period to get through and I hope I will pass that test. This was my experience during my 100 day no smoking experiment about 3 years back. This time I am planning to go a full year without smoking and take it from there.
Let me first confess that I am an addict, addicted to nicotine. I have been smoking close to 6-7 cigarettes a day on an average for almost 7 years. I have decided to go public with my decision, and I know there will be many skeptics, who will say “He’s gonna light one up soon.” I am not quitting for anyone, I am doing it for myself. I am going to be very truthful and confess as soon as I relapse, in case I do.