My boyfriend Anthony is great!
His smoking has been a huge issue for the both of us from the start because I don't date smokers - lies, fights, trust issues... but that's a WHOLE different story in itself - so when he told me he was quitting I couldn't believe it! I have nothing against smokers, in act most of my friends smoke, I just wouldn't date one. Anyway, he's been a smoker for the last 10 years of his life but for the past three weeks he's been smoke-free.
Now, I've never smoked before so I don't understand what he's going through, but from what others have said, trying to quit is as hard and painful as going through labor. Our government spends tax-payer dollars on free services to help people quit so it must be hard. Anthony has told me he's been going through mood-swings since quitting, and dealing with stress is much harder now because he doesn't have a "stress-reliever" to fall back on... but he's doing it!
If he can do this for his health, I can push myself to get through an hour at the gym for my health!