Yes, I was a smoker…and now I"m a QUITTER!!! Which time?? =)
I started smoking(Peer Pressure(stupid Kids)…she’s still one of my Best Friends). I tried Nicorette gum, cold turkey, the patch and Hypnosis. They all worked for short-terms like 6 weeks, 3 months, 4,5,6,7,8,9 months. After trying my 26th time, I finally quit, for Good. On the day of the Tsunami, Dec. 26th, 2004. So like Terry, it’s been 4 years(for me this month).
Reason:(I always considered the Kids and did try for them )but I was outside having a cigarette one night admiring the stars at my Mom’s. I noticed fireworks to the left of me. I soon realized it was the flashers in my left eye starting up again. I didn’t want to go through laser treatments again and then Vitrectomies like others I had talked to, so that was it. I quit cold turkey and haven’t touched another one since. After about 9 months the flashers disappeared for Good and my eyes are doing Great.
Good for you Erin, you QUITTER you. Quit as many times as you have to. Don’t stop. You’re nicotine-addicted brain/body will finally get tired of you quitting and let you loose. Great Luck to you Girl. It feels Good. (I hear Chantix works Well for many).