I used to smoke about 15 cigarettes a day for 10 years and could never last a day without a cigarette. I play drums in a band with my friends and smoking felt part of the rock and roll lifestyle.
However, I always said to myself I would quit smoking when I turned 25. I tried to go cold turkey to stop, but I would always be smoking again within 7 days. A colleague suggested I should try using Nicorette Icy White Gum and that was the beginning of the change. It was tough at first and my friends didn’t think I could do it, but I was determined to stop smoking.
I’ve not touched a cigarette in nearly a year now and my life is completely different. I’ve been able to move to a nicer flat in a nicer area thanks to the money I’ve saved for not buying cigarettes. My sense of smell and taste have vastly improved and my fitness stamina has improved tenfold. I get told my complexion is better and my teeth are much whiter from not smoking.
Now, for me it’s just a beer after a gig, and not a beer and cigarette.