Quit Smoking

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Lately I’ve been noticing those NYC Tobacco ads on the trains, PSA’s on the local channels and it breaks my heart. How can people do this to their body and put their children at such risk?! I can’t say I know what it is like to be a smoker, because I don’t. I also can’t say how easy or hard it is to quit smoking, because I don’t. But I can say that you can do what you set your mind to do.
I have smoked cigarettes before, but luckily I’ve never developed a habit, I guess because I can’t stand the smell of it. What I am trying to say is, if you love yourself, your body, your family, and kids, quitting shouldn’t be an option but a necessity.
Ask yourself, why am I smoking?! Is it stress?! Boredom?! Well, guess what, try Googling stress relievers, or trying a few of these:

So, try to find a replacement for smoking, I know it’ll be hard at first, but it’ll get easier as you go. Remember it only takes 21 days to form a habit, how about we form a good habit by quitting smoking.

Here’s a little reminder of what you are putting your body through.
Quit Smoking! DO IT FOR YOURSELF!!

Need help quitting?! You have until March 25, 2010 for the Patch Giveaway.
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You Have No Excuse!

8 thoughts on “Quit Smoking

  1. Tamahome Jenkins

    Well, if you smoke at least a half a pack a day, you’re supposed to start with step 1 for 4 weeks (which is the heaviest dose) then do step 2 for 2 weeks, then step 3 for 2 weeks. I hadn’t gotten that addicted, yet, so I was able to start with step 2, and never totally finished step 3, so I think I used about 21 patches. If I had done the full program, though, it would have been 56 patches.

    Another cool side effect of the patch is that when you first start using it, you get a really strong nicotine buzz that lasts for the first hour that you put it on (at least I did, anyway).

    1. Arie Rich Post author

      Wow. That nicotine must be some powerful stuff. I never understood the point of smoking. Drinking ocassionally is not as bad, and you know if you drink too much you’ll get sick eventually. But I guess with smoking you can’t really feel anything bad (right away). I just see it as smoke going in and out your body.

  2. Tamahome Jenkins

    They both provide nicotine through the bloodstream as opposed to through smoke inhalation. Then, as you progress, your dosage decreases until you don’t need any anymore.

    And you’re right, the hard part is getting somebody to actually use it. That’s why I didn’t do the gum, because I knew I would reach for a cigarette instead of the gum if I started feening really bad.

    That’s so cool that NYC is offering a free patch to people trying to quit. If more cities offered that, I think smoking would decrease even more.

  3. Tamahome Jenkins

    I smoked off an on for 10 years. I'd have a cigarette while I was out drinking or something, and then next thing I know, 3 months later I'd still be smoking. So I'd quit…cold turkey. I was a joy to be around ;)

    Anyway, in late 2008, I decided I wasn't going to smoke anymore, and I tried the patch, and I haven't had a cigarette since. This is the longest stretch I've gone without smoking, so a quit-smoking aid definitely helps.

    1. Arie Rich Post author

      wow that's really good! I never understood how those things worked (the Patch and the gum). But I'm glad they do, I guess the hard part is getting the smoker to wear it or chew it.

      Thanks for your story. :)