A Year Without Cigarettes

There was once a time when I have to check how many cigs I have before I get to sleep because I wanted to have a puff in my car the next day going to work. There was once a time I had to suck one down before a movie or a lecture. At work, taking a few breaks making excuses that I need cigs to handle my stress. In a traffic jam, while I’m walking, while I’m waiting, while I’m reading. Basically I light up when ever I’m outside. It went on for years and years. I was losing control.

I decided I don’t want this no more. I want my life back.

So today marks the day where I’ve quit smoking and remained nicotine-free for one year. I’d quit cold turkey, stopped completely one day at a time. I learned that it’s an addiction and in order to stop you have to understand what’s happening to your mind and body to get rid of that addiction. I learnt that we should  never ever underestimate an addiction. I understood it, I took action, I quit, I conquer my addictions and got rid of them.

I also believe that I couldn’t have done it without the support of my then girlfriend now my wife Ayu, my family and my friends. I found strength and will in all your words of encouragement and advice. Thanks guys. I’ve finally made it. I’ve done it. I am an ex-smoker and will always continue to be one.

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8 responses to “A Year Without Cigarettes

  1. Congratulations :). Sometimes it is difficult to overcome the addiction of smoking. I believe that having supportive people besides you is important to strengthen the will to quit smoking.

  2. Thanks Hafiz. Having supportive people in anything you do is essential and gives you the strength to go that extra mile.

  3. maisarah

    congratulation fali =)
    i’m proud to be ur sis.
    sure mama is really proud of u too…

  4. lazavas

    supportive people definetely make a difference i think, i think its hard enough with support let alone without it!

  5. @maisarah: I’m proud to be your brother too :D.

    @lazavas: I agree. Doing it alone just won’t do. Supportive people makes you want to go that extra mile. Thanks for commenting.

  6. hi there. congrats on your achievement. dont turn back to them cigs ever! it’s one of the best thing you could ever give your family. my dad was a chain-smoker for more than 50 years. having had to go for a major coronary bypass was what finally made him quit.

  7. @ranatemporaria: Thanks. I intend to live my life healthy. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

  8. Well this is a big achievement for you. If you really like to quit smoking, there’s a way no matter how hard it is. Coongratulations and continue living healthy and inspiring us and to those who are planning to quit smoking.

    Regards
    John

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