GIVE UP.......

It is getting close to Easter....and now is the time to contemplate one of the big changes I have made.....And why Easter????? - well it will be 12 months since I gave up smoking....yippeeeee!!!!!

I had tried before - like all smokers - even given up for 1 month or two....don't ask why it didn't work then....I cant remember - but like all smokers  excuses, excuses, excuses really don't hold water....now, I did enjoy it especially after a meal or while socialising.  Those were the days when you weren't meant to feel like a criminal because of smoking....even smoked at work (school - can you believe)Then the criminal aspect crept into it - the rules and regulations were being enforced with a vengeance.  No smoking on school grounds.....(kids still did it in the toilets  LOL) but the staff went outside the gate under the "smokers tree" where the friendship and gossip was rife....

O.K. times up and ..........

I have my daughter Gai to thank really - she was home at Easter last year and arrived with this....


She worked with some guys that were using the e-cigarette and were having success.  We had spoken about it on the phoneMy kids had harped on me for years - along with Hubbie (ex-smoker) and I always went outside to smoke in my home as well as where I visited....Now I was retired (wrong time to give up - too  much time on my hands) I think the:- "you can have a puff anytime",  aspect was a help....I still have a puff now & then - but for the most part ciggies are a thing of the past....and in Australia, it is UNLAWFUL to  sell the Nicotine juice stuff you put in them ...Not permitted at all...so you can only get flavored stuff - The law makers are thinking about banning the whole thing - because you can get flavors like bubblegum, coffee etc. etc...and they reckon they will encourage kids to smoke...I, BTW was a menthol smoker.

AND ......I SAVE MONEY.....


So honestly speaking I am glad it is over - It is hard - I still like the smell when someone lights up - I love saving the over $10 per packet (bet they have gone up in the last year) Keeping the hands busy is a great help (hence mosaic) because hands are a part of the habit I reckon.....Good job ME - Great Job GAI....THANK YOU 
 
SEE YA.........