I had smoked 2 packs a day for 7 years when I quit. I was about 25 years old and flying across the country. Airlines had just banned smoking on domestic flights that past year and where I was going I could not smoke. So I took the opportunity and quit cold turkey. I took it one day at a time. I don't remember it being very difficult but then time may have warped my memory. I have not had a cigarette since that day but when someone lights up near me I take a deep breath. That first puff of smoke off a cigarette still gets me but then everything afterwards repels me. I am the worst ex smoker, I can't stand to be around anyone who smokes or has smoked nor get into a enclosed space with a smoker. I still every once in awhile will have a dream that I started smoking again and wake up distressed but then realized that is was only a dream. When I quit smoking the major brand with a red label cost 99 cents a pack. I could not afford to smoke these days. My mother who smoked for over 30 years quit about 5 years after I did, she is now dying of COPD and emphysema as did her father who was a chain smoker. My child started to smoke and recently she switched over to an electronic cigarette, I am hoping she stick with it but they will probably find out the dangers of THAT habit sooner than later. The photo is of me around 1990 2 years before I quit, makes people laugh when I show it to them
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