Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Seventeen Months Three Days and Many Cravings Later

Saturday night was seventeen months since I touched a cigarette and Friday night after a very hellish day and week, I would say my cravings were the strongest that they have been over the past 17 months. I was so close to saying what the hell and just succumbing to the cravings.To save face I did not. I think my stubborn nature has stopped me from cracking and lighting up. Imagine living with Mark's side eyes and comments when I rant and rave about smokers standing in the open doorway and blowing smoke into my tiny office/reception for seventeen months and then going back to smoking and thinking I can smoke in the house again. Not happening!!!


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If I just crack and give in to one, it will lead to one packet, then to one carton and then 40 a day. The other day on the radio, they were discussing smoking and apparently, Australia is bringing in a law that will make it illegal for anyone born in 2000 to smoke. I think that is not only ridiculous, but also a bit late. Most smokers start at the age of 14 or younger, so those born in 2000 are already smoking. Heroin and cocaine and marijuana is illegal, making smoking illegal, will just make it another underground drug, but kids who smoke will still smoke. Granted smoking is not as glamorous as when I was fourteen and the smoking laws were the main reason for me finally giving up smoking, but as a non smoker (I am that now) do I take comfort in the fact that I can go to a restaurant and not have smokers around me? No I don't, because I can leave that family restaurant and get killed by a drunken driver who sat in that restaurant, not smoking, but drinking alcohol.

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When are they going to tighten up on drinking laws and glamorising alcohol. No advert for any alcohol beverage shows the ugly side of drinking: the death on our roads; the broken families; the child abuse; the violence; the women abuse; the domestic abuse and the list goes on. The law to stop alcohol advertising and sponsorships was not passed, because it would cause job loss. Fair enough, did the law that was passed to stop tobacco advertising and sponsorships not cause job loss. Yes it did. I just hate the double standards most people live by, including the law makers of the world and society in general,


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And that is my 17 month smoke free rant over for the day and month.

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