A Kenyan OAP, Terrence Macharia has narrated how he escaped from the addiction of smoking cigarrettes. According to Terrence, he believes he must have smoked up to 166,000 cigarettes when he was still a smoker. To him, he though the habit was what made him very creative.
“365 days ago I was a smoke slave, I couldn’t function without smoke, I kept it to my mind that I needed to smoke to be more creative, later on I realized it was just a myth, I prayed to God and said to myself I will quit, I prayed and told God to free me coz am His child and He did. I had smoked for 22years, between age 9 – 14 I was a soft smoker but from age 16 I became a heavy smoker,” he said.
“I smoked 2 -3 packs a day. Estimately before quitting, I had smoked more than 166,000 cigarettes, in this, I haven’t count Shisha and Marijuana. Estimately on the lower side I had spent more than 804,000ksh on smoke. Well, am glad I did it, thanks to my wife @millychebby for pushing me hard and friends that encouraged me. Smoking cost me a lot, loss of dignity, loss of jobs, I remember some of my ‘friends’ who wanted to me to offer my creative services to them used to say “huyu usimpee pesa,bora uende na fegi atakuskiza”. That’s how low I could stoop, and as an addict, you put smoke ahead of you. I have a lot to say but am glad people view me differently now. You too can quit from whatever enslaves you, choose a struggle and don’t look back. #GodFirst #myQuitingJourney #happy1stanniversary #smokefree”