Getting help with an addiction
Posted on Nov 10 2012 at 03:33:27 PM in Health
It was supposed to be her last cigarette before she quit, but even as Anne took the first puff she knew that it was going to be an uphill battle. Her decision to kick the habit came about after her manager informed her that the company decided to implement some changes that would benefit nonsmokers on the job. It was not as though Anne did not have all the facts about smoking, she had probably heard it all, especially the one where she was inviting weaker bones through smoking. Anne was by no means under the impression that beating a smoking addiction would be a walk in the park, in fact she had tried a few times before and failed every time. If the truth be told she was getting a little wary of all the negative advertisements about smoking anyway and the fact that her uncle passed away due to psoriasis was all she could take.
One of the many things that smokers should be aware of is the risks of falling asleep and having a lit cigarette drop onto the bed sheets. It has happened so many times where a smoker will accidentally burn down the house all because they could not wait until morning to get their fix. With the cost of living being as high as it is you would think that we would be looking for ways to save money so that we can use that money for more food and other important things. A healthy heart can be seriously affected by smoking, which should be reason enough to kick the habit. If that is not enough of a reason to quit smoking, just think about the yellow teeth and wrinkled skin that nicotine has a history of causing.
After smoking for several years I decided that I did not like the idea of ingesting all those toxic poisons in my body. After I gave up the habit I found that food tasted better. I also noticed a marked improvement in my ability to smell the things I came in contact with, which should not have surprised me especially since I no longer had the hot smoke infiltrating my nostrils. I became acutely aware of the fact that I had yellow nicotine marks on my finger, a side effect that stayed with me for quite some time after my last cigarette. I can only imagine what my friends and family must have been thinking about me. Thankfully my breath improved and I no longer had people offering me a breath mint because of the disgusting smell. As difficult a habit as it is to break, there was simply too many reasons why I should quit and so I did.