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I have smoked for 35 long years like everyone else I said I would quit when they reached "X" $ and never did. I've tried so many times...
I have smoked for 35 long years like everyone else I said I would quit when they reached "X" $ and never did. I've tried so many times to quit I've lost count. This last year I have had several medical issues. I had pneumonia last summer where I was told I was bordering COPD. I have osteoarthritis that is progressing and another disc bites the dust. I am told smoking makes your bones way worse. Degenerate quicker..and I have a very special grandson that is very sensitive to smoke. He was born with undeveloped lungs at 24wks gestational and he still has issues at 3yrs old. So I have the reasons I need to quit. I've had reasons before but never ones that stuck. I am 49 days quit now. Still have some incredibly difficult days but I fight it with everything I have and remember why....it cant just be the money. You have to WANT to. So many times I told myself I didnt want to so I started again. This time I yell at myself "I DONT WANT TO" and walk away. I think I have it this time. People may think I'm crazy because I argue with myself..yes..I answer back lol. But its what works!! Just DO What works. Who cares how it looks. I wish you all good luck in this journey because it is a long one! But well worth it!
Submitted by Smokeless in The Valley. from Maple Ridge.
I am hopeful.
I quit on January 1st, 2018. Four days so far. The patch and gum help. Keeping busy cleaning house.