29 Nov 2017
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Rodriguez, please feel free to respond to the posts you see here. It doesn't matter if you are still smoking. We all come here at different stages, and we can all learn from each other. None of us is perfect. We are human, and change is difficult. If it were easy, we wouldn't need a forum like this. But we do. We need NRTs, we need support, we need guidance, and we need kindness. We are not so strong alone, but together, the sky is the limit!
You have a great attitude, Rodriguez, and it is going to take you far.
I know you are younger than me, but even so, when you grew up, probably everyone smoked. That's just what we did. But that can change, and it IS changing. Now, if you are a smoker, you are in the minority, and people look down on you. As if we are not under enough pressure! But we have to change with the times. I have nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. And I need to set a good example. And I am determined to do so.
I think that the older we get, the more we have to offer the world, because we have experience under our belts. Use your own life experiences, Rodriguez, to get through this hurdle. You CAN quit smoking, you really can. Believe in yourself and make it happen!