I’m a writer, motivational speaker by profession. Never picked up smoking during exciting and fulfilling academic life though encountered several ups and downs, success and failures.
Urge for Smoking
Urge for smoking began in early 2000s, when I plunged into corporate world to carve out my career, it’s another thing, my tryst with destiny still continues for a successful career. Probably I am far too ambitious, want to tread the path less travelled, accomplish challenging dreams.
Weekend congregation with friends was an opportunity to rewind from the hectic schedule of corporate world, together we indulged in drinks, smoke and gourmet food. During parties, smoking initially began for a taste. From one cigarette, it swiftly became five, then ten, then twenty per day. Soon that white small stick engulfing harmful tobacco became integral part of my life. Can say I became addicted to white poisonous stick.
Like many other literates, I too undermined the statutory warning on the pack of cigarette. Did some research, came across astonishing facts. Cigarette contains about 600 ingredients, majority of them are health hazards. Burning releases more than 7000 harmful chemicals, these poisonous chemicals lead to respiratory diseases, mouth and lung cancer among others.
Enough is enough
A time came in life, when I realized smoking is taking its toll on my health. Like many educated corporate professionals, I too fell in the dangerous whirlpool of smoking. After smoking for 15 years, I realized its pitfalls though it was bit late, but it’s never too late to quit smoking. Big question was how to quit the bad habit???
Determination to quit
Since I was determined to leave behind smoking, started scouting for ways. Cipla’s Nicotex advertisement was a huge blessing in disguise.
That tiny gum took all the pain of quitting smoking. Since Aug 2016, I’m a non-smoker. I know longer fear for smoking related diseases. Jogging and physical exercise stamina has improved a lot. It’s all because of Nicotex Gum. The challenge of quitting smoking was nothing short of conquering the mighty Mount Everest!!!