I am in the process of quitting smoking. Well sort of. I smoke too much and have to quit because I am always huffing and puffing at the smallest exertion. So I have come up with a schedule of how I am going to quit. First I’m going to cut down allot then after I’m use to that I’ll go cold turkey. Right now my smoking schedule is; when I wake up I can smoke all I want until 1100 then from 1100 to 1700 there’s no smoking, then I can smoke from 1700 until 1900. No smoking until 2100 then I can smoke until I go to bed at 2200. There is no ashtray in my bedroom so I can’t lay in bed and have a smoke. Smoking has been regulated to just in my living room. Now once I get use to this new schedule I’ll increase the time I don’t smoke. Instead of not smoking from 1100 ’til 1700 I’ll make it 1100 to 1800. Once I’m use to that it’ll start at 1000 instead of 1100.
Please don’t think that because I’m quitting smoking that I’m going to become some rabid anti-smoker. Nothing could be further from the truth. I consider myself a militant smoker and my attitude will not change. I don’t believe smoking causes cancer or emphysema or any of the nasty things it is suppose to do. I do believe that smoking can aggravate these things but do not cause them. If you disagree with me then I suggest you check out this website.
This is something that has been rattling around my head for some time so now is the time to do it. I have smoked cigarettes since 1974. It is well past time for me to cut it out. I’m taking my time in quitting but it’s going to work for me. Baby steps for now. Great leaps will come later. Wish me luck.