I smoked for over twenty-five years, and quitting was the best thing I ever did for myself and my family. I smoked almost two packs a day, and couldn't wait to get up in the morning just so I could have a cigarette.
I tried to quit several times and always gave in. I tried gum and depressants that my doctor prescribed. Nothing really helped. So one day I just decided I would never smoke again. I went cold turkey, and I suffered many side effects but it was the smartest and hardest thing I have ever done.
It's been twelve years since I quit. You will know when it's right for you.
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