Recently in my local newspaper I saw this picture with an article about this cat being saved with the fidobag from a house fire that was caused by careless smoking. I breathed a sigh of relief. It has been 10 years since I quit smoking. That is something I never thought I would ever be able to say and let me tell you it didn't happen without a fight. I was a 3 pack a day smoker, smoked in bed and woke up every 2 hours to do so. I refused to take anymore trips to Hawaii or any other place that required me to be without a cigarette for more than 4 hours because I thought I would go nuts and drinking didn't help. I tell you all this because if you are a smoker and you want to quit..........YOU CAN DO IT!
This is what (finally) worked for me. I got every book available from the library on quiting smoking and while smoking like a steam engine, read them. I went to my doctor and got some medication (zoloff). I gave my last three cigarettes to my husband and asked him to bring home 3 stargazers (my favorite flower) in exchange. I bought bags of red hot candy...every time I wanted a cigarette I would have a red hot....they were low on calories and gave me something to do with my mouth and eventually my mouth would be hot as a firecracker (a lot like smoking too many cigarettes). I joined an online support group, did jigsaw puzzles, swam and anything else I could think of to divert my attention. It was a long hard battle but to my amazement.....I won! While stuck in the Philadelphia airport this past year waiting to board a plane to Portugal (a ten hour flight) I was surprised to smell smoke in the bathroom and realized that people were desperate. I had totally forgot that situation.