"Smoking Jose is what my brother used to call me. I was 14 years old when he gave me my first cigarette.
I was busy studying for exams
when he entered my bedroom one night, and he offered me a cigarette. I remember
it so well. It was a Texan plain.
Oh what fun it was. He taught me how to take a draw deep into my lungs. I coughed, and my mouth and my lungs were burning, but we laughed a lot. We thought it was great fun.
My brother was a couple of years older than me. He was
earning a salary already, and he supplied me with smokes till I left school.
I became his Smoking Jose. Smoking was our secret thing, and we enjoyed it. We shared it, and we spent good smoking times together.
Then I finished school, and I found a job in another town. My brother and I were not together anymore. I had to look after myself now, and so I did.
I earned a salary. I became independent, and I managed to
look after myself very well. I could even afford to buy cigarettes
Then came the time that I realized smoking was bad for me. I
wanted to give up, and I did, but only for 2 days. I craved so much for a smoke
I just could not resist. Jose was hooked.
It felt as if I was hooked for ever.
I tried to give up many times, but I could never succeed. It
was just as if I lacked the proper desire to quit smoking. Every time I relapsed
again. I just could not resist. It was as if I preferred to keep on being
In 1985, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a mastectomy,
and I got such a big fright I just stopped smoking immediately after the
I remember I felt so very sick, and I decided never to smoke
again, but it only lasted a week. After one, week, I was back to smoking again.
Jose was in action again.
Two years later I was diagnosed with cancer again, and I had
another mastectomy. Now I got such a freight I just had to quit smoking, and I
did. I did not want to be Smoking Jose any more. I wanted to become free of
smoking, and I did.
I stopped smoking for a full two weeks, but then the
addiction caught up with me again. I just could not resist.
I realized the danger I experienced the damage it caused,
but again I became old Smoking Jose. Emotionally smoking got hold of me, and I
just could not break with it.
I was hooked. I even
tried to convince me that it was not smoking that did the damage to my body. I
was still trying to fool myself.
I had the yellow color on my fingers my skin did not look
good, and my lungs were in a terrible state. Smoking also took away a lot of
money from me.
During March 2012, I
decided that I had it. My smoking went too far. I did not want to be addicted any more.
I made the decision to quit smoking for ever. Some of my
friends and I started to pray. We asked GOD to help me.
On the nineteenth of March 2012 I got up at 05:15 and lit my
first cigarette, but I did not smoke it I threw it away. I stopped... I said
good bye to Smoke Jose.
I never smoked again.
Some times the cravings became very bad, but I have decided never to smoke again.
I have experienced a lot of changes already. I am in control again. My skin improved, my lungs feel better and I am saving a lot of money.
All I can say is what a blessing to be free. It took me 54 years, and I plan to enjoy every moment of it.
I just do not want to touch a smoke again."
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