How You See the World After Quitting Cigarettes

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How You See the World After Quitting Cigarettes

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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ho knew getting healthy could make me feel so terrible? It is 4 am, and I only have the owl in the tree outside my balcony for company as I sit on my favourite chair, unable to sleep at all. I’ve read (in Winnie the Pooh books) that owls are supposed to be incredibly wise birds, so I ask him if he has any tips on dealing with cigarette withdrawals, the reason for my temporary insomnia. “Should I just start smoking again, Mr Owl?” I ask.

“Hoo,” he says.

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