I have been a smoker for 31 years....I know....surprised huh? If your trying to do the math, I was 14 when I started.....14!!!! Everyone around me smoked, my dad, my sisters, my brother, my friends, it couldn't be that bad if every one was doing it...right? WRONG!
Many illnesses are related to smoking. Heart Disease (which I suffer with), lung cancer (which my grandfather died from and my sister suffers from), plus many many other health issues. You would think that these things would make a person not want to smoke, but smoking is a drug, just as bad as some of the illegal drugs running rampant on the streets. Smoking is HIGHLY addictive and the HARDEST thing I have ever tried to conquer!
Today is day 6 of being smoke free. I think I'm through the rough withdrawls. The tension in the neck and shoulders, snapping at anyone near me. Now I have to get through the wanting. I don't feel that I need it, I just want one.