I’m not sure if that’s for this area of the Forum, but if it is, here it is.
I quit smoking. At least trying. Making the thread so we can help each other and be a role models and motivate others, and of course motivate each other. I made a similar thread in another Forum and it had great success, I inspired a lot of people that took my steps.
Sadly, I’ve been struggling for a lot of time now, failing. Tried a few times, failed, published my failure so I can be as transparent as possible and so people can see what the dangers of smoking are — not being able to quit later and having awful health issues and miserable withdrawal symptoms. I’m a moderately heavy smoker. One full pack a day for the last exactly 9 years. On gatherings and social events I tend to hit 2 packs a day even. I coughed like crazy, like literally I was crying when coughing every morning. I don’t have a choice but try and quit again because it’s like I’m starting to develop Chronic Bronchitis.
I’m gonna give it a try again, but for now it has devastating effects on my body. I can’t sleep normally. One day I sleep for 3 hours, the other day I oversleep for a whole day. I’m nervous, can’t concentrate easily, I sweat a lot, am anxious over small things, also I have constant cravings, my left hand shakes, I feel like I have a lump in my throat, it’s basically a horrendous experience trying to quit smoking, cold turkey or not. Oh, and those headaches, gosh.
I will guide you through all my struggle and hopefully if I manage to succeed this time, 100.0% nicotine free, I can inspire more people so they can quit this insanely bad habit.
P.S. At least my coughing stopped and my breath capacity returned to normal. My gums are not aching anymore.
P.S. #2 I’m tracking my progress with Apps, so I can stay on track and not fail my goal. I’m also making this not for me, but for the community. I was always disruptive and abusive so I hope with this I can give something meaningful to the youth.
P.S. #3 You can also save a lot of money, apparently. If you smoke a pack a day, that’s an investment you can never return. It’s not even an investment. Buy Bitcoin with that money and you will have some return. Food gives you energy. Smokes give you zero return.