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Clint’s story*

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s been 40 days without smoking and WOW what a change in health, confidence, energy, and general all round social contact too.

Why did I not do this a long time ago? The positives that I noticed in just the first week were remarkable. Since quitting I have joined a gym and I’m working out 3 days a week now.

I almost never think of cigarettes now. When I am around smokers, although I don’t like the smell personally, I have learned to be accommodating and I try to be somewhat helpful towards others to help them to gain some willpower to quit rather than being a stuffy reformed non-smoker.

I am excited to continue my quitting journey as I now understand my cravings and the habits have been replaced slowly by other healthy things.

All I can say to those who have been thinking about quitting is “Wait no more and just go for it”. It is possible even for a pack-a-day 30 year smoker to give up, just look at me. Remember to start off by making a list of what is motivating you to quit and use the most important one to focus on. You will find this very useful, especially in the first week.

Well, here’s to your quit attempt, and if you’re struggling get some support from the Quitline people to help you stay on track.

*Results may vary from person to person.