This is the article that I first read when I stumbled upon www.whyquit.com
I'd had no idea why cutting down hadn't worked and I'd had no idea that I was physically addicted to nicotine.
A "nicotine fit" was not just a cute way to say that I needed a cigarette/nicotine.
Saying "I'm addicted" to my daughter when she wondered why I kept smoking, all of a sudden became REAL, no longer just words. It was true, I was addicted.
And the light bulb turned on and I learned that quitting was something that I could actually do.
The BEST part was finding out from oldbies that I would not always miss and crave nicotine. Withdrawal is temporary. Adjusting is temporary.
Hang in there, and learn all you can about nicotine addiction.
It gets better and better and better. Truly.
The day will come when you can just live your life.
Never take another puff, dip or chew. No nicotine today, just one day at a time.
Four years, three months, three weeks, three days, 17 hours, 26 minutes and 6 seconds. 37817 cigarettes not smoked, saving $7,563.29. Life saved: 18 weeks, 5 days, 7 hours, 25 minutes.