I Quit Smoking!!!!
Firstly, I know loads of people are going to read this story just because it is about quitting smoking. You always hear “But once you get that bad habit, it’s impossible to stop.” or “Smoking is such a vice, it will destroy your health as well as your life.”
I come from a cultural background where a smoker is considered a man with a destroyed future in society. Since a kid, I had always been away from smoking and have hated it. Getting into my teens, I had friends who smoked but I was still the same person who was against it.
Then I turned 15 and I wanted to try it and I did. Then came a time I would smoke one every 4 days, thinking I’m not addicted. Then 2 in every 4 days, and then one every day and there I was. I had become a smoker, an addicted one just by the age of 16! Of course my parents didn’t know about this but I was guilty.
I moved to London to study and I was just 17 then. Unfortunately, my mom had a suspicion of me being a smoker and she would get depressed thinking about it. Tears would set off in her eyes and I would just keep lying till I came across The Secret.
I never said the truth to her but decided to make that lie a truth; “I don’t smoke”.
I read the book and straight away applied it to my life for quitting smoking. I imagined myself walking past smokers smiling, not having to stop in smoking areas, feeling healthy and happy about the fact I was a non smoker. And the most important thing was that I stuck to it, and believed in myself. Not long after, I came across this book “Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking”.
It’s been an year since I have quit smoking. I am now a 5-times-a-week working out in the gym person. My friends do not believe me at all about how I quit smoking. My stamina has gone up by massive amounts and the best of all, even today, if my mum asks me if I smoke, I smile and say,”I don’t mum. Believe me.” And from the inside and the bottom of my heart, I just thank The Secret for bringing me out of the guilt and bringing this positive change in my life.
It’s possible, just stick to it and believe in it. I’m just 20 years old and am done with the smoking part of my life.