I greet you, one and/or all.
As ever, I hope that all is well.
This post concerns a lifestyle change. The last poem I posted here was (and you get 10 points to spend at the funfair if you know the answer!!) about smoking. I have quit, at a time when I never thought such would be possible. Seriously, I felt the slowdown of how many years I’d been inhaling and was in the process of cutting down from 6 to 4 a day, a difficult thing by itself, and then… HA!
My cousin recommended to me an e-cigarette. Now, I’ve already got three of them, the ones that look like cigarettes. Didn’t really believe her when she said another would help. I am happy to be wrong. So this week on Tuesday I met her after work in the south of the city and we travelled to the northern area of the city centre.
The shop was inside of a garage and the staff were extremely helpful. To put it mildly, I ask a lot of questions when making particular purchases. They bore my queries and concerns with good humour and we left after I made a massive purchase totalling £76.22.
I will not be buying tobacco for the rest of this month, probably a lot longer than that even.
So I bought two, just in case. That very same day, Tuesday, in the evening, I realised after puffing for a while on the e-cig that I had no desire for a real cigarette. It felt great. But then I started wondering just how many cigarettes I’d had since I began smoking tobacco. The previously mentioned poem concerns the horror I felt at that moment. The initial figure was about 10 000, which is where the title came from. Then I understood that my calculations were incorrect, and the minimum possible figure was actually 21 900. Now I remember that I’ve been smoking for longer than 5 and a half years. The actual number is roughly about 7.5 years. Of course, the number of cigarettes has jumped up to 100 000+.
And that’s still a very conservative number, based on 5 a day. I didn’t smoke 5 a day for years, that was only something happening in the past two. The horror!!!
One of the main times I smoke is while writing. Despite the lack of desire for a cigarette on Tuesday I still thought I’d find it difficult to use the e-cig when writing on Wednesday morning. I was wrong. I feel free now and can draw breath much easier. The e-cig on the left differs from the right in that it is a cartridge system, while the other is a tank. The tank is much heavier, and so unsuitable to hold whilst typing away. Lightweight and easy to handle, the left e-cig is ideal to puff away on during writing.
So, in conclusion, to anyone who thinks they cannot quit, I would highly recommend one of these. Totally Wicked will sort you out, right and proper. If you don’t want to order online, check out a local retailer.
To all and sundry, smokers and non, I hope that this has been of help.
I know it has been to me.