I am addicted to nicotine, and the first time I smoked was in my late teens.
For the next eight years I was addicted to the chemical.
My friends and family used to tease me about it.
But I never had any issues, I wasn’t worried about it, and I was happy that I had the freedom to do so.
At the time, the drug was available only in prescription form, and it was expensive.
At a time when we were losing more and more jobs and the economy was in recession, the prices of cigarettes, which had been skyrocketing in the 1970s and 1980s, were still high.
And I was still young.
In those days, I was a full-time college student.
My parents had put me in the foster care system when I was 10, and they had taught me to think of myself as an outsider.
They told me that people who don’t smoke should be treated as outsiders and shouldn’t be expected to conform to the social norms of society.
So when I first started smoking, I assumed that it was just a drug I was using to numb my pain and numb the anxiety that had been building up for years.
I thought, OK, I’ll quit, and then I would never go back.
I was wrong.
As soon as I quit smoking, my pain went away.
I didn’t feel like I was in a situation where I could quit anytime.
But there were still moments when I thought that I should keep going.
I started to feel like a complete outsider.
I felt like my life was being reduced to a box and I had no choice but to keep putting up with the pain.
The first time someone suggested I stop smoking, it was a friend who started smoking as a joke.
And that was the first of many times I was told by people to stop smoking.
But as time went by, I realised that I wasn’ t quitting because I was sick of the pain or because I felt hopeless.
I realised I was quitting because the only way to stop it was to quit smoking completely.
I quit nicotine and I quit the addiction to it.
Smoking Imputence Anonymous is an online addiction recovery service.
It offers information, support, and a confidential forum to discuss any issues you may have.
We want to help you to overcome your addiction and get back to normal.
It’s a safe place to talk about how you’re coping with your addiction, what you’re doing to improve your life, and to discuss your next steps.
Please note: The website does not provide any medical advice.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, please contact your doctor or mental health professional.