OK, I wasn`t going to go here but something enticed me to tease the idea of quitting. First off, conrats islandboy, the one time I tried quitting I made it 3 days before I lit up a cigarette. Good mentality, minute by minute.
I was heading down a very bad road a few years ago with alcohol and narcotics but I was able to catch myself before things really got out of control and stopped drinking hard liquor and taking any kind of narcotic. So I do have an idea about beating addictions.
I have smoked probably 10-15 cigarettes a day for about 5 years now. I smoke for primarily two reasons now: to reduce stress and I primarily work outside with smokers. If it matters, I grew up in a smoke friendly environment: mom, dad, uncles, brother, friends, neighbors, pretty much everybody I knew/know smoked/smokes.
Right now the stress it reduces out weighs the detriment to my health. In some ways I want to quit but I dont really know why. It is going to be difficult because I am around it all day, everyday. If I decide to quit I need a real reason, not the detrimental health reasons because as I said the stress it reduces out weighs that. I feel like if somebody can prove to me that it is really for the better I will be able to, so, please, give me your best shots. Why did you guys quite?
Edited by Riley (03/20/09 11:14 PM)