I smoked for 23 years and for half of that time I rolled my own, I quit smoking cold turkey.
I quit in January of 2009 after wheezing all day and at night when I slept. I even would wake up wheezing. I wasn't even able to work without breathing problems. One night I kept coughing and coughing and nothing would come up but I could still feel and hear stuff in my chest, I am a determined person, so I made myself cough until whatever was there came out.....It was blacker than black and right then and there I threw all tobacco away. Just a week before, I told my wife I'd stop smoking when I was dead.
It wasn't easy at first, but I kept thinking of what I had coughed up and chewed a lot of gum. After about 2 weeks I didn't feel the body cravings that nicotine produces.....after that it was all mental. Yes I gained some weight but that was fine with me.
Now it is February of 2016, it's been 7 years since I have stopped.....I have NO desire to ever pick them up again, I don't even think about it, I still cough up nasty shit sometimes, mainly when I smoke weed, but I feel better, I don't wheeze, I can breathe better, I eat like a fucking horse, food tastes better, I don't smell like a ashtray, the positives are endless so yeah.....I'd probably have emphysema, cancer, copd, or something else, it was the best decision I have ever made, and I am proud of myself that I quit. Good luck to those of you that smoke and are looking for ways to stop.
Edit: And congratulations to those of you that have quit. I know your lives are better now because of making that decision.
Edited by Baphom3t, 11 February 2016 - 10:52 AM.