I really want to quit smoking . I started smoking when I was just 15 years old. I am 37 now. I have quit or tried to several times over the years and I always went back to it. If anyone reading has never been a smoker it is very hard to describe the addiction. I know it is a nasty habit. To make matters worse I work in the Medical field. I don't smoke in my apartment or in my car or in my work clothes. Occasionally people have told that they can still smell it on me.
Its everywhere! It gets into your hair, it comes out of your pores when you sweat it is impossible to mask the smell completely from a non smoker. The health risks are the most important reason for quitting but it is so inconveinant to have to try to cover up the smell and hope no one notices and a lot of times even with all the precautions I take to hide it some people can still tell that I smoke and it is very embarrassing!
When you work in a Medical enviroment its really a big problem! I don't smoke at work or on any breaks not at all until I get home! People in the office though that don't smoke and have sensitive noses have told me they still smell it! Though it is not strong on me the odor that is I can't totally get rid of all traces of it! I thought I was doing a good job at keeping my little secret but people notice trust me! So for all of us smokers who try to hide it with mints, sprays,perfume or whatever give it up it doesn't matter!
Trust me I have washed every item in my closet twice and I never smoke in dress clothes or uniforms my apartment is smoke free my car! You can't hide it! It has been a hassle for me because it can get me in trouble if someone smells it on me at a job!