What It Feels Like To Quit Smoking

August 25, 2013 5:07 pm 0 comments Views: 932

EVERYTHING SUCKS, GET AWAY FROM ME.

So you’ve decided to quit smoking. That’s awesome!

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You can totally do this.

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You SO don’t need cigarettes.

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Your friends might not believe you can do it.

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But you know they’re wrong.

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Step 1: Get rid of any cigarettes you have. Out of sight, out of mind.

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Now do your happy dance because you KNOW that felt great.

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But five minutes later, reality sets in.

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Uh oh.

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It’s OK, you’ll just chew some gum.

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Keep chewing, keep chewing, keep chewing. This will work eventually, right?

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UGH, who are you kidding, gum isn’t satisfying. Just eat something instead.

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EAT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT.

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Now you don’t know what to do with your hands.

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So you start nervously fidgeting.

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And subconsciously putting your hand to your mouth.

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Your body is feeling out of control.

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It’s like you’re overtaken by itches you can’t scratch.

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Your friends are getting worried about you.

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So they suggest you go out with them tonight.

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But “out” is where the people are. THE PEOPLE WHO SMOKE.

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Finally, you cave because you’re feeling vulnerable.

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But as soon as you get to the bar, you spot them: THE SMOKERS.

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As you catch a whiff of smoke, your temper starts flaring.

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RAGING FIT OF JEALOUSY.

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So you quietly leave before this escalates out of control.

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At home, you can’t stop feeling sorry for yourself.

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You could try a nicotine patch, but they give you weird dreams at night.

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And the medications to stop smoking are so expensive.

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Your friends keep trying to encourage you.

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And giving you “helpful” advice.

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But that only makes it worse.

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You start to regret the first time you ever had a cigarette.

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And resent the celebrities who made it look so cool.

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You feel like an 11-year-old girl on her period.

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Other times, you suffer from rage blackouts.

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Will it always be this hard?

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But FINALLY, one fine day, you come to a realization.

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Smoking doesn’t define you.

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Sometimes you almost cave and buy a pack, but you quickly snap out of it.

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Because actually, there are a lot of upsides to being a non-smoker.

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Your sense of smell is better.

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You feel richer because you’re not having to buy cigarettes all the time.

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You can run without feeling like your lungs are on fire.

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You’re IN CONTROL.

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You got this.

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And it feels damn good.

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