As soon as you stop smoking those disgusting cigarettes, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Your entire world turns 180 degrees, and it’s the best feeling ever!
Each moment will introduce something new into your life.
It could be anything: a burst of energy, a revelation, a new smell, a deeper breath, or a big smile on your face.
If you’ve been a smoker all your life, then it’s the NEW YOU that’s shining through.
At the beginning, don’t expect to lead the same life you were leading as a smoker because that is simply not going to happen. In reality, you WON’T want that to happen.
After a few days, your increased energy and vigor will only convince you further that the NEW YOU is where you want to be. You won’t want to go back to your old lifestyle.
As the days progress, you’ll reminisce about your old ways, and how you went about your everyday life.
Although now, you won’t miss those moments. You’ll be perfectly happy leading the new life you’re leading because you’ll ultimately feel better about yourself.
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If you’ve never quit before, or you don’t want to, you’ll never know what I’m talking about and you’ll never get to experience the greatness firsthand.
Those of you who have, even if for a short time, or for long periods of time, you know what I’m talking about. Being a non-smoker is an incredible feeling.
It’s the best feeling in the world!
It’s almost as if your life is one gigantic puzzle, and when you quit, the pieces of the puzzle start putting themselves together, one-by-one.
Things naturally fall into place. Good things happen in your life.
Soon your puzzle will be complete! Life is great! And the best part: you’re finally moving forward in life.
Every new day is a new experience waiting to be lived. Every moment is a new horizon, and a whole NEW YOU.
INCREASED ENERGY – When you smoke cigarettes, you decrease the amount of oxygen in your blood, to your brain, and in your lungs.
In theory, you only exhale 10% of what you inhale, so that remains a big factor in the way you feel.
Now imagine smoking 20 or more a day. Can you imagine how much smoke is stuck inside your lungs on a daily basis?
It’s quite scary!
You’re tired all the time. You’re lazy, and you don’t want to do anything. All you want to do is sit around and smoke all day.
Exercise is not a top priority, but it should be. Moving forward is not a priority, but it should be. Being healthy comes secondary, but it should come first.
Sound familiar? Can you relate?
Well the good news is after you stop smoking, your energy level goes through the roof!
Suddenly you’re not tired all the time, you’re not lazy, and you want to be active! Exercise may even become a top priority for you.
Life is thrilling, exciting, and every moment counts.
You’ll wake up each day bouncing out of bed, ready to take anything on, including the most difficult, stressful situations in your life.
You’ll laugh at stress.
Because of this increased energy and output, you’re likely to lose weight, not gain weight. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? I think it does. I’m sure you’d think so, too.
Who wants to be overweight? Everyone wants to be as healthy as they can be. It will naturally come to you because of the increased energy and activity in your life.
SENSE OF TASTE – When I was a smoker, I thought food tasted OK, but nothing spectacular. Never in a million years could I fathom how GREAT food would eventually taste when I finally broke the habit.
Flavors seemed to burst out of my mouth, as if they were freshly picked from a garden.
Have you ever had a cigarette and then had something to eat? The food tastes terrible.
Do you ever see people smoke WHILE they eat? Can you imagine how awful their food must taste? It’s disgusting.
Now imagine that same meal without that nasty, lingering taste of an ashtray in your mouth, covering up all those flavors.
You may even enjoy foods you didn’t enjoy before.
Smokers really are missing out, aren’t they?
GOOD HYGIENE – Smoker’s have horrible hygiene. They stink, their skin looks terrible, their teeth are yellow, their hair may be frizzy, they’ve got more wrinkles, and their clothes ALWAYS smell like cigarette stench.
You know it’s true.
All these things can be reversed, except for maybe a few wrinkles, depending on your age. It may be too late for that one.
But for the others, they are totally reversible. You shall see!
Your skin will definitely improve, as more oxygen will be pumped through your body. Before, your body was deprived of oxygen. Therefore, your skin looked bad.
Everyone will notice how great you look once you stop your bad habit.
You’ll notice drastic improvements in your life immediately after that last cigarette.
Suddenly, you don’t stink anymore, your teeth whiten, your skin becomes more clear, your hair becomes more healthy looking, and your clothes smell like fresh laundry detergent.
You’re moving forward, and that is the only way to go.
When I quit, I noticed right away how awful smokers smelled. To this day, it almost makes me gag every time I smell someone who has just been outside.
It’s revolting, and I’m glad that’s not me anymore. It’s not attractive.
Everyone around you is appalled. You may not care, but a lot of people do, especially if there are children around.
Secondhand smoke is a real issue for everyone, including those who do not partake in the lifestyle. It’s important to stay away and avoid these places if it’s an issue for you.
MORE MONEY – You may not think spending $5 on cigarettes everyday seems like much, and it’s more than that these days, but it does add up.
An entire year costs you $1825 or more!
That’s a lot of money!
This amount will only go up with time as prices increase. They raise prices almost every year.
Think of what you could do with that money instead of spending it on tobacco. I can think of many things to do with it.
I could save up for a vacation, a car, a house, some clothes, ANYTHING!
The really fun thing to do is to put that $5 (or more) aside, in an envelope or drawer, and tuck it away each day. It will add up in no time.
Save up for something nice. Reward yourself! You’ve earned it! You can afford it now.
Another thing to think about is this:
That could be free health insurance, a car payment, a student loan payment, or any bills you might have to pay.
It makes you think, doesn’t it? I hope it does.
You might never have to worry about paying the bills ever again, because you’ll have all that extra money set aside.
SLEEP BETTER – I had breathing problems. I coughed a lot, I woke up short of breath, and I was always wheezing. It wasn’t pleasant.
Eventually, I developed bronchitis. This is something everyone will eventually go through if they continue unless you are very, very lucky.
Have you had it? Sound familiar?
Smoker’s take breathing for granted.
I took it for granted and that’s why I got bronchitis. I valued cigarettes more than I valued the ability to breathe.
I’ve also developed cold-induced asthma. I need an inhaler during the winter months, and for strenuous activity anytime during the year.
FREEDOM – One of the greatest benefits is now suddenly you are FREE! You have the freedom to do whatever you want.
You can go to any establishment and not worry about the need to light up ever again. You can drive a car and not stink up the interior. You can eat a nice meal and not run outside afterwards, even if it’s freezing.
You can do anything you did as a smoker, but now as a non-smoker. And most importantly, you can live the life you’ve always wanted to live.
No more addiction, an all-new life, and an all-new YOU! Isn’t that exciting?
Make it happen.
Trust me, you’ll love every single minute of it.
You might even become a morning person. I know I did. I hated mornings because my breathing was terrible. But once my lungs cleared up, I woke up BEFORE my alarm completely rested and ready to take on anything.
Mornings became my favorite part of the day.
LESS ANXIETY/STRESS – You think smoking relieves stress. You think it helps calm you down when you’re anxious. You couldn’t be more wrong.
It causes stress, and it causes anxiety.
Because your body is in a constant state of withdrawal.
If you’re a heavy smoker, then you need one every 30 minutes. When you haven’t had one, you become anxious, or stressed out.
So you finally smoke, and the anxiety and stress goes away (for a short while).
If a non-smoker can get through stressful moments without tobacco, why can’t you?
The reason is because you’re addicted to nicotine, and all the other chemicals in cigarettes.
As soon as you aren’t, the vast majority of stress and anxiety in your life will fizzle away, and you’ll finally begin to feel like the REAL you.
CONFIDENCE – Cigarettes are your crutch. You rely on them, and they’re practically your best friend.
You depend on them to get you through every difficult moment in life. They even decide how long you stay out with friends.
Without them, you wouldn’t feel confident you could make it through the day. You couldn’t imagine getting through work without them.
But when you quit, your confidence will SOAR! You’ll begin to hold your head high, you’ll start to believe in yourself, and that is such a wonderful thing.
You’ll start to believe you can TAKE ON THE WORLD!!
You can do anything!
YOU ARE HAPPIER – As an addict, I was depressed a lot. I really hated my life at the time, and it showed.
I drank a lot, I gambled all my money, and I didn’t take care of myself. I just wasn’t a happy person anymore.
When I finally stopped, my life opened up.
Suddenly, it was fun to wake up. It was fun to go to work. It was fun to do the dishes. It was fun to clean the litter box.
I was happy.
I was happier as a non-smoker than I was as a smoker. Things that would’ve made me mad before didn’t really bother me so much anymore.
Sure there may be some bumps in the road, as these things happen to everyone, but they are just blips. You’ll feel so wonderful you won’t even care.
Trust me, every morning will feel like you just won the lottery.
DECREASED RISK OF DISEASE – One of the more serious ones is that you decrease your risk of getting lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and asthma.
Have you ever seen anyone with emphysema before? It is not a pretty picture. They basically have to breathe through a tube for the rest of their life.
Do you want that to happen?
It’s a scary thought, yes. I know I sure don’t.
I know someone who has it, and she literally has to have an oxygen tank with her every minute of her life. Many times in an hour, she’ll puff away on her oxygen tubes, as if she’s out of breath completely.
Sadly, this is her entire day. But it’s all because of smoking. You don’t develop emphysema if you’ve never used tobacco.
“I’ll quit before I get cancer, don’t worry. It won’t get me. I feel fine, so I’ve got some time yet.”
I bet you’ve even said those same words to yourself at one time or another.
I got cold-induced asthma from cigarettes, and I know that it won’t ever go away fully. I didn’t have it as a child, so all signs point to tobacco use.
Now even if you’ve quit smoking, you still aren’t 100% foolproof from getting these diseases, although your chances of getting them are greatly reduced.
LIVE LONGER – Smokers die early. They die way before their time.
It’s been said that each cigarette takes 5 minutes off your life. Who knows if that’s true or not. But it does make sense.
Luckily you can gain some of that time back by leading a healthy lifestyle.
Both my grandfathers died at age 74, and both were smokers. Both my grandmothers died at age 89, and they weren’t. See the difference?
I want to lead the best life possible for the longest I can.
Cigarettes are just an obstacle that gets in the way of living a normal life. The more you puff away, the earlier you’ll die.
Don’t let them dictate anything about you or your life. They’re stupid and useless and you don’t need them.
MORE TIME – You probably take 20 or more cigarette breaks a day. If each one takes 7 minutes, that’s 140 minutes, which is more than 2 hours wasted during the day.
Now add in the time it takes to get TO that break, or preparing for it, perhaps by walking a block down the road, or stepping outside of your office building, and that totals way more than 7 minutes.
Each break might be 15 minutes of time.
Do that 20 times a day and that’s 300 minutes, or 5 hours. That’s so much of your day wasted.
Think about it.
You don’t have to step outside, you don’t have to walk down the block, and you don’t have to take the elevator down 12 stories to the front door ANYMORE! You’re free!
You’ll be able to accomplish so many more things than you did before.
You’ll have so much more time you won’t know what to do with yourself. But that’s a good thing, because now you can focus on YOU!
NO SECONDHAND SMOKE – Lighting up doesn’t just involve you, it involves everyone around you, too.
I didn’t care about the people around me. I didn’t realize how awful it smelled.
But now I do.
I get disgusted when a person walks in from smoking outside. It smells terrible. And then I think I was that person for so many years and didn’t realize it.
Giving your children fresh air to breathe, and not risking the lives of others around you, is very important.
It’s a win-win situation for everybody!