I started smoking cigarettes in college when I was studying abroad in Prague. I smoked socially for a while, but I never thought I was going to get addicted.
Don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t that I didn’t know the risks or think that I could get addicted, it was more that I never really craved a cigarette. So I figured, maybe I wasn’t smoking enough to get addicted.
I only smoked when I drank, until this one time one of my friends mentioned that they didn’t think that I was inhaling the smoke.
Well if you can’t tell what’s coming next….surprise, I wasn’t inhaling and once I did, I got addicted. It was fine at first. I honestly don’t mind the feeling of having to smoke and in the beginning I really liked the buzz. But it’s almost been a year now, on and off and I’m over it.
So it’s time to quit. Thankfully I don’t have to go cold turkey. I have a vap pen that I use at a very low nicotine level, but this is definitely going to be super challenging.
Day 1: It’s going well. I think it’s more in my head, especially because when things at work got stressful, I would go for a cigarette. Now, I just go out for a vap session. It feels so random but much healthier. Wish me luck!