I was obsessed with an actor and I tried my best to dress-up like him, speak like him and pretty much do everything like him.
I once saw him smoking in a scene and that fascinated me so much that I went to my dad’s room and stole a few cigarettes. I’m mike and I started smoking when I was 15.
I took that first puff to look like my favourite actor but God knows when that puff became a habit. When I started to smoke day and night. By the time I turned 17 I was a heavy smoker. By heavy I mean H-E-A-V-Y! I smoked 2-3 packs a day.
I passed a few years like this and then at the age of 25 I had my first heart attack. It was painful. Really painful but for some reason I kept smoking. But after not so long I was diagnosed with throat cancer. I had a surgery and chemotherapy. Those days and nights I spent in pain and sufferance were a nightmare and this is why I decided to quit.
A tiny mistake of my life was the reason my everything was on stake. I took help from vaping to get me out of smoking and it really did help me a lot. Today marks the 5th year of me being smoke-free. I can’t thank my family enough for supporting me through this and keeping me motivated to stay smoke-free.