29 Nov 2017
07 Nov 2018
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It's great that you are going to give quitting another chance and that you have a positive attitude. I hope you can keep it up.
I used to try to quit, but in the back of my mind, I was saying, "I really can't do it." But I got to the point where I said, "I HAVE to do it." I had so many reasons for quitting. My breathing was terrible. I had a really bad smoker's cough. I reeked of smoke. I heard stories about little kids getting cancer through no fault of their own, and I knew that I was deliberately tempting fate by smoking. I felt ashamed standing outside by myself in a little alcove puffing away while other people passed by and stared at me. And the list goes on and on.
So I changed my attitude. I decided to get really tough with myself. I was going to quit smoking no matter what it took. And I did quit smoking, finally, after more than 43 years.
You can quit too, daddyb. Tell yourself that this is it, and hang on tight. Do whatever you have to do to stay smoke free. Fight those cravings with everything you've got. You will face rough times, but they won't last forever. And once you break free, your life will really change for the better.
I'm rooting for you, daddyb. Believe in yourself.