I'm one year cigarette free! I tried a few times to smoke one and it was so disgusting.
Congratulations. I know how difficult that was. I am 26 years free this year. How did you do it? I had to quit alcohol because the drink and the cigarette together kept me hooked. It was awful. You need to be very proud of yourself. Your health will improve now. Yippee!
I quit 31 years ago. I was smoking 3 packs a day and suffering from repeated bouts of bronchitis. I can't believe I was ever that stupid to start. My father died of emphysema, my husband died of lung cancer and I'm asthmatic or rather I was asthmatic as a child. I don't know you either but I am very very proud of you. You've done yourself and the people around you a great big favor.
Congratulations! I'm proud of you.
Cigarettes killed my father (cancer) at age 51. I have asthma, after growing up with his horrible chain-smoking. In third grade, I vowed never to smoke or drink like him.
Also was born prematurely. Being a premie increased my change of getting adult-onset asthma by 35%.
i am glad for you and those around you! cigarettes killed my dad. my folks' smoking gave me asthma. finding a cig disgusting is a very good, rational sign that you are not going to relapse. you should be proud of yourself because that is quite an achievement. cig manufacturers go out of their way to enhance the addictive nature of their product, and you have gotten past that. that's not easy. mazel tov!
p.s. doesn't your food taste better now? )
As one who tends to get bronchitis when exposed to air pollution, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for quitting smoking. I often have to cross a street and/or hold my breath in order to avoid smokers. It is most ethical not to smoke in public (and not to litter cigarette butts all over the place). So, again, THANK YOU!