The Story Of A Fashion Lover Who Quit Smoking
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The Story Of A Fashion Lover Who Quit Smoking

I used to love smoking, I really did. It's an unpopular opinion nowadays, but I seem to have been born with a cigarette in my mouth. I enjoyed every drag from the first one in the morning to the last drag at night, but I hated what it did to my clothes. The smell didn't really bother me as I was in a constant fog of smoke, but my friends and family hated it and it would linger in my clothes all day (not that I noticed). My husband was the worst, as a non-smoker he seemed to be overly sensitive to the smell often saying “I love you, but you stink”, a comment like that can really take the romance out of a nice evening. In meetings at work I would need to drown myself in perfume to hide the smell from colleagues, if I didn't I became a social pariah, the girl no one wants to sit next to.

I have lost count of the amount of clothes I discovered that had ash stains or worse burn marks in them, which I would only discover once I was wearing them. No matter how much care and attention I gave to them, even the newest dresses would soon succumb to the curse of the cigarette. This had to stop, not for the financial saving, not for my health (which I was willfully ignoring) but to save my wardrobe from any more damage. I tried the alternatives; patches, gum even hypnosis. But I just enjoyed it too much, and it seemed that I would be forever forced to walk around smelling like I had just rescued my clothes from a fire. It was then I looked into electronic cigarettes, after all I didn't want to stop smoking, I just wanted to stop smelling like an ashtray, destroying my clothes and my bank balance.

I was surprised about how easy making the switch from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes was. I had thought I would experience withdraw, but I was still getting my nicotine hit and having something to hold in my hand was a huge psychological help. In a few days, I was a convert and could not stop boasting about my new little gadget. A few days after that, I started noticing something horrifying, smokers really do smell, and it’s not nice. On some level, all smokers know that the smell of stale smoke isn't exactly Chanel no. 5 but it honestly surprised me how quickly I began to hate the stink. After cleaning almost everything I own, (twice) I felt infinitely better. I haven't had a cigarette since and not only do I feel and look better but the money I have saved has helped to replace my damaged wardrobe and a little extra. So if you go to your wardrobe and you get that whiff of stale smoke, don't just ignore it, make the switch!

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