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What Are You REALLY Giving Up???

When I sat down and thought about
what I was actually giving up by quitting,
I came up with the following list:

Waking up coughing every morning (since I've quit, I haven't had that experience at all!
Sinus headaches - haven't had one since I've quit.

People not sitting next to me because I smoke.
Choosing the seat closest to the door in restaurants.
Trying to juggle 3 packages and an umbrella in one hand, so I can hold my cigarette and smoke using the other hand.
Waiting for the next bus or train, so I can finish my cigarette first.
Not being able to breathe through my nose half the time - I still have allergies and some remaining 'gunk' to clean out, but at least I can breathe through it now.
Smelling like an ashtray.
Feeling like a social outcast.
Having to wash the yellow stuff off my walls, windows, etc.


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Observations, Hints and Pearls of Wisdom

The following are various observations,
hints and pearls of wisdom from
my personal quit experience:

Here's a little tidbit of info that may help you along with your quit - as you go longer and longer without a cigarette, not only do you feel better *physically*, but your self-esteem starts getting a real boost too. It really does feel good!
Before I quit, I really didn't think I would ever be able to do it. Once I made the decision to quit, each hour without a cigarette showed me that YES, I COULD do it, and it felt GOOD. Not just physically, but mentally as well.

There's something about realizing that I am actually DOING something that I never thought I'd ever be able to do, that REALLY makes me feel like I can do anything, and it's a GREAT feeling!

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