Pass the Smokes

"Qutting smoking is easy. I've done it a thousand times." - Mark Twain

We lasted 3 days.

Probably the greatest barrier to quitting -- and the hardest for smokers to overcome -- is withdrawal. Withdrawal is the body's response to the physical need for nicotine and the psychological need or desire for a cigarette. Immediately after quitting, many smokers will experience headache and dizziness, coughing and sore throat, and hunger. These symptoms usually last a few days to a week. As cessation progresses, other symptoms can develop, including anger, frustration, irritability, difficulty in concentrating, impatience, insomnia, fatigue, and even intense anxiety and depression.

I've had every one of these symptoms. These have been the worst three days ever. I'm still determined to quit, but this wasn't it.

By the way, Mr. Shakes is sitting beside me smoking, and I still haven't had one yet. I give myself a matter of time before I cave, too.

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