How I started
I was just over 14 years old , so to do like everyone else , I bought a packet of Gauloises cigarettes
Once I have lit one , and having coughed uncomfortably , I thrown it down to the ground and crush it
I used then my packet to give one cigarette from time to time to smoking friends
The package was almost empty , and one evening arriving at home , my stepfather noticed a lump in my pocket and asked me to show him what it was
Having noticed the nature of the object , he gave me a big deal !!!!!
The next day , I came home with a cigarette in the mouth !
And since then , I smoked …
How I stopped
With 30 years old , for the Easter holidays , I ‘ve done a trip in Austria to present my wife and my 3 children to my family
As it was already 12 years since we were married , it was time !
It must be said that my mother had 8 brothers and sisters , including one sister living in the United States , one sister in Switzerland and two sisters and one brother in Austria
We were the French branch
It is true that after the war , in a poor rural family , given the number of children , there was only voluntary exile to hope to live better !
In the Tyrol mountains , visiting my aunt , after the lunch we decide to walk in the mountains
Just arriving in altitude , I started to cough and spit
My wife , after having made me a speech to say that it was over for me to do any sport if I continue to smoke , told me then :
Well ! since you find that smoking is good , when we come back home , if you don’t stop , I will start !
Knowing her , and you know very well that what a woman has in her head , she will do it , I decided to stop when I returned , because I had no desire for her to poison herself also , and considering also the impact on our children , because our older daughter was already 9 years old
On returning , I put my lighter , a gift from my wife , with my collection objects and I put the half full packet of cigarettes on the TV
I never used it again , and I remember that my wife’s throw it in the trash one or two weeks after
To stop , the first month , no problem
But from the second month and until the end of the first year , I hung on the tree branches of liquorice that I bought in pharmacies !
I also believe that if my children did never smoke , the fact of having seen how it had been difficult for me to quit this poison , must have motivate them to never begin
I went with a friend for his last days
He had quit smoking for almost 10 years , but he smoked during almost 50 years
He spent his last week of his life in the hospital , connected by all ways possible , almost unable to communicate , gasping like a dog who ran for 10 km
It was so horrible that when he finally gone , it was a relief for him and for those who accompany him
Such an end , I does not even wish it to my worst enemy
The statistics give us , if not certainties , at least sufficiently reliable informations to be able to orient our actions
The value of the example is something recognized
Moreover , it is difficult today to convince a teenager by saying him :
Do what I say and not what I do
Almost all children whose parents do not smoke , do not smoke either !
Almost all cannabis smokers come from the smoking population !
Why are you waiting longer to stop smoking ?
Excuse me if I pushed you
But there are things that upset me !
There is only one way to quit smoking :
To help you , there are mainly 2 treatments :
Be careful !
Acupuncture will not stop you from smoking
Acupuncture will help you to eliminate your stress
The one you have
The one that made you smoke
The one that keeps you from stopping
Once the stress eliminated :
It is thanks your will that you will be able to quit smoking
Patches are drugs to fight your tobacco addiction
The treatment will decrease your dependence for tobacco
But once your tobacco addiction will be lessened is by your willingness that you will be able to quit smoking
When we talk to you about treatments , it’s only to supporting your will
to help you to quit smoking
Rather than a psychiatric treatment , prefer a group of friends who meet regularly and support each other
It is totally false that quitting smoking makes you become fat !
The process is that after eating , you light a cigarette
For your body , the cigarette smoking is the END mark
When you quit smoking , there is no more mark
Your body therefore asks you to continue to eat !
And as you suffer psychologic pain you tend to calm it and you do not realise that you eat more !
Also , your life becoming healthier , you regain your appetite !
Because tobacco is an anti-appetizing !
Do you want the proof that quitting smoking doesn’t make you fat ?
So , a bit of courage :
Reduce your dose of tobacco by 2 during 1 month
Then again reduce your dose of tobacco by 2 for 1 new month and continue so on …
Warning : during this time , do not change your diet to compensate !
Only to improve it as it will told in the following paragraph
Take the opportunity to change your life :
Use only healthy food
Ban all processed foods !
They contain salt , sugar , water , and that’s what it’s good !
But it is bad for your diet , because it’s bad salt , bad sugar and bad water !
Because they contain also bad fats , dyes , preservatives , and that’s for what is not too bad !
But they contain also emulsifier :
To inflate you with air !
And lots of other things for you to make it pretty and appetizing !
Thing once :
Processed foods contain chemicals additives for the colour , the texture , the smell , the taste , the conservation , the air , water and fat absorption , and so on …
Thing again :
It is not possible to know what happen for our health when we use 3 different chemical products , so what happen with so many ?
Then finished to buy carrots already raped :
Buy real carrots and rape them !
Finished the processed meals : make them yourself !
If you don’t know how to cook : LEARN IT !
It’s easy and inexpensive !
Start with a fried egg , then go to the ground beef steak with an egg
Warning : a burger chopped by yourself with a meat chopper or chopped in front of you by your butcher !
Not an already chopped one ! NEVER !
And you will see you will addict yourself at the game :
You will soon become the Sauerkraut Queen !
It costs more : so eat less !
But learn to eat better !
And above all : don’t deprive for anything !
Eat whatever you want !
But in small quantities !
If you eat healthy food and in reasonable quantity , then you will not become fat
Do you want it ?
Hey yes ! we’re getting there !
You have to do sport …
But not like a beast !
Only a little , but a little more …
BUT REGULARLY !
Do the sport that please you and as for the psychological help :
Do it with a group of friends
If you eat normally , not too much
If you eat NO manufactured product
If you play sports REGULARLY
Then you will not become fat !
And finally the shock argument :
If you quit smoking , it’s like if your boss increases your salary of 400 € per month !
You think I do not count well , then check :
1 pack of cigarettes per day x € 10 x 30 days = € 300
But for € 300 in your pocket , you have to work and earn 400 € which will be charged by social charges and income taxes , that is to say that with these 400 € you just have € 300 to spent
Good luck !
I am with you ….