06 Feb 2020
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20 Feb 2020
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First, I want to congratulate you on staying smoke free. Way to go! You have been under tremendous pressure but you stayed strong. That takes guts and determination, and you should be really proud of yourself.
We are always going to have stress in our lives. What we have to do is to learn to cope with stress without smoking. That becomes easier as time goes on.
I know you care a great deal about your friend. Your friend must remain smoke free. Think about it. Is it really worth it to light up a cigarette when that same cigarette can cause another stroke? Honestly, all of us smokers put ourselves at such great risk and for what? A stupid cancer stick? Surely we are all better than that.
So far your friend has remained smoke free, but that may change when he comes home. So just be prepared. No matter what anyone else does, YOUR quit is your responsibility. You owe it to yourself to remain smoke free no matter what. So be good to yourself, Khick77. You deserve to lead a smoke free life. And I am rooting for you.