Celebrating 15 years smoke free!
15 years ago today I smoked my very last cigarette.
At the time, I didn’t know it would be my last one. I hoped it would be but didn’t feel certain, after all, every other quit attempt during my 20 years of smoking had failed. Why would this one be any different?
But it was different.
For the first time ever I didn’t feel anxious about quitting. For the first time ever I could see that this might actually work.
I’d tried everything to quit smoking previously. Nicotine patches a dozen times, gum, sprays, lozenges, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, NLP, cold turkey, aversion therapy. I’d even read Allen Carr’s book three times which was what finally led me to book into the clinic.
This was the first approach that hadn’t tried to scare me or guilt me into quitting. It was the first time someone actually understood how I felt and what I was going through.
The book wasn’t quite enough to get me to quit for good but it gave me hope, so I decided to go all out and book into the clinic.
I arrived in the morning as a nervous smoker then walked out 5 hours later as a non-smoker.
No awful withdrawals, no cravings, no willpower, just simple, logical and easy.
Thanks Allen Carr for freedom from nicotine.
A very happy non-smoker 🙂