May 27, 2020
Margaux quit smoking cold turkey. In this article, she tells how and the steps she overcame to succeed in her smoking withdrawal.
« 6 years I’m smoking without purpose »
I started smoking when I was 14 years old, today I am 20, it has been 6 years I’m smoking without purpose. I was seeing my sister smoking and was intrigued, so I tried. The taste of cigarette did not disgust me, even if I coughed a lot!
At the same age, I wanted to try it again and I liked it so my sister gave me few cigarettes a day, at night when I came back from school, etc. I stopped until high school when my friend asked me if I wanted to try a mentholated cigarette and I did not dislike it so I began again. I started to smoke a lot, almost a pack a day.
I tried to stop several times but these attempts ended up in failures and I couldn’t give up on the cigarette. I lighted up one right after I got up, quitting was too hard, I thought about it all the time.
I started sports again two months ago and I am doing bmx race, where cardio is important. Even though I am doing sports on a regular basis, I have been feeling that the cigarette prevented me to overpass my limits. I was out-of-breath after one lap and I needed ten minutes to breathe normally again.
One night at work, I told myself: « This night at 00h00 I quit smoking. ». It was 23h17, I lighted up my last cigarette, I was on night shift this day, and after midnight I tried to stay busy because the only thing I could think about was the cigarette. Same thing the next day, the need to smoke was really strong.
« I can do my activities completely again »
Three days after my withdrawal beginning, I manage to not think that much to this thing that prevented me to enjoy my sports activities. Now it has been a month and I quitted smoking and I don’t want to smoke even though my partner smokes.
I feel better when I do sports, I can do my activities completely again without telling myself I cannot do it because of my breath. Now I feel really good and I feel better, thanks Kwit.
My Kwitter experience
The night I quitted, I was looking for an app on my phone and I found Kwit. Intrigued, I downloaded it and I liked the app. The concept motivated me to drop the cigarette.
The only thing I could say is that cigarette is not about the pleasure to smoke it. You must quit while you still can, you will see that even if you are an occasional smoker and even more if you are a regular smoker, your wallet will be happy and your body too!
Be proud of yourself all along the withdrawal and never give up!
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