“I Ain’t No Quitter, but I Wanna Be.” Smoking and Anxiety Team Up Against Me.

Tales of a Hypochondriac

Yesterday morning, I woke up to a coughing fit. I started feeling those darn heart flutters, again, too. I thought to myself, “Wow. I really need to quit smoking.” So, I did what any smart person would do and put down my cigarettes. Smoking a pack a day was taking a huge toll on me. It was keeping me from being healthier. My body is always weak, I can’t walk without running out of breath, I stay tired, my teeth are stained, my skin is losing elasticity, and most of all, my anxiety is worse. You may think that cigarette is calming your nerves, but it’s actually one of the reasons anxiety can get bad. Not to mention the loads of other health problems it can cause.

But, you may already know this. I’m basically preaching to the choir, right?

Anyway, I started one of my unfinished journeys, yesterday. It…

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