This is my experience of how I managed to quit smoking and was able to deal with the different phases of withdrawal.
John, 27 years old
“I started smoking at 18, more or less, at first very sporadically, at a party and at specific moments, which later became common, until I became a social smoker, but at 20 everything I did was social hahaha!!, so I smoked like a fireplace.
From that time I planned in some way that at most I would smoke until I was 25, like my parents, and then I would quit…and so I did, when I was well past 25 (almost 26) I quit tobacco.
At first, a tobacco-flavored, nicotine-free vape helped me… I only used it when I was with friends, at the bar, or at a party. This was one of the measures that made the difference, do not substitute tobacco by the vaper, but to use it in very specific cases where he was on the verge of relapse.
In the fourth month, more or less, the moment of emancipation, no tobacco in any type of situation. I have to admit that in my life I have been so drunk... that having nothing to put in my mouth... I drank much faster.
Now the food tasted all to me spectacular ... I realized one day that I was eating a tomato in a salad and it seemed to me the most delicious thing in the world, what a flavor ... mmmh ... then I understood why the quitting smoking makes you fat, but it is well worth it!
At the same time that I felt these changes, I also started exercising, essential for those of you who want to quit, it is the most immediate change of improvement that you notice, lung capacity and physical fitness.
After 9 months without smoking, I no longer drank so eagerly and at social events I was back to normal. My teeth they had become whiter, I swear… the yellowish spots disappeared.
My skin looked 5 years younger.
I never thought I would notice so much change in my skin, it is much smoother.ersa, bright, with less acne and impurities and better color.
Now, after almost 2 years without smoking, when a friend asks me if I don't have mono or if I miss it... I think of all the money, time and health I lost, hooked on a adolescent nonsense that I was literally poisoning my skin and body, taking away my ability to taste (with what I like to eat) and worsening my quality of life, and although at first I thought I was going to miss it... the surprise was that I'm just as happy without tobacco and on top of that i feel so much better.”