29 Nov 2017
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I can understand why you were a closet smoker. I was so embarrassed by my smoking, I felt really bad about myself. I used to see stories about little kids with cancer and I thought, "They have done absolutely nothing to deserve this, yet here I am, smoking, taking my health for granted." I always carried breath strips because I knew I had smoke breath. And my clothes smelled of smoke. And I felt bad about subjecting other people to second hand smoke.
You know what, Missy? It was hard, but I did it. I quit a year ago, and I never went back to it. I just said enough is enough. There comes a point where you just have to get really tough with yourself and say, "I am serious about my quit and I am going to live the rest of my life as a non-smoker." That is not always easy to do, but it is soooo worth it.
Tell yourself you are going to live by NOPE - Not One Puff Ever. If you do that, you will be fine.