Stress. I've been under a lot of it. Our basement is going into it's 5th month of renovation, then there was last month's relationship problems, dog worries, and to top it all off, I went off Lexapro. (Bad timing on that one.)
I can now safely confess, last month I cracked. The night before my French bulldog, Norman, was to have his surgery, I had a cigarette...ok, 2 cigarettes.
From there, it was all downhill. It only took a couple of days to be back to being a full-fledged smoker.
After being smoke-free for 2 years & 7 months, it was one of the dumbest things I've ever done. I noticed a major change in my health, and the smell is as bad as it ever was.
I told myself that I would quit when the construction was done, but I changed my mind...in a good way.
I hauled my ass to Costco for the nicotine patch, and as of today,
I am a non-smoker.