Im on the edge of a breakthrough where my smoking is concerned. I do realise it's a choice, just a decision that needs to be made and followed through...<quoted text>
First, I respect the way you worded this post and I admire your honesty. You have a lot of good things going for you. However, you do have a choice to quit. If you have enough willpower, you can do anything. Smoking is not a physical dependency, it is a mental one. I realize it is a strong one, but nicotine dependency is only mental. Yes, there are some side effects from quitting, but they are relatively minor as compared to what smoking can do to you. You made a choice to start, even though you were very young, it was still your choice. Now you need to make a choice to quit and commit to that choice. Go one day at a time. If you relapse, try again. Get family members to support you and help you. Trust me, you can do it. I smoked for 25 years and quit cold turkey. If I can do it, you can too.
I've put other vices away... serious ones... this one is really no different. I HATE cigarettes. Ughhh..