I have been working on quitting smoking for 3 weeks and 2 days now and it has been the hardest thing that I have ever had to do in my life. I wish that when I was sixteen and started smoking, someone older and wiser would have shared their infinite wisdom about the dangers of smoking with me; maybe I would have listened. No, who am I kidding. I was sixteen and didn’t listen to anybody. The point is, if I knew then what I know now I would never have started smoking in the first place. I mean c’mon, cigarettes KILL people.
I started smoking when I was sixteen as a stress relief and yes, because I thought it made me cool. Little did I know that I was actually losing friends because they associated smoking with other “bad influence” behaviors. How cool is that? Here I am 11 years later trying to quit the nastiest, dirtiest, filthiest, most expensive habit that I have ever picked up. I thought I was cool then and now, I regret every minute of it.
I don’t have any children to pass my wisdom onto, but if I did I would make sure to tell them that it is alot easier to not try a cigarette to begin with then it is to quit later down the road. I have yet to meet a person that says “quitting was easy”. People who have quit 20 years ago, still say that they crave for a smoke every once in awhile.
No offense meant to smokers. After everything I just wrote, I still want one!