Friday, July 31, 2009

Three Years Ago

I quit smoking three years ago today.

I've never looked back, never wanted a cigarette. Best decision I ever made.

Although I was a smoker for over three decades, maybe even four, quitting was easier than I thought it would be.

I used a combo of patches and gum. I followed the step-down instructions. Plus, I went into it with the attitude that I wasn't "trying to quit"...I HAD quit. From the time I snubbed out that last cigarette, I was a non-smoker.

However, I did not become an anti-smoking Nazi. It doesn't bother me that people smoke. My best friend smokes. Not only do I let her smoke in my home, I keep a couple of ash trays around for her convenience.

I think the smoking bans are silly. If you go someplace and it's too smokey, go somewhere else. The world doesn't revolve around you.

If you're a smoker, I won't even encourage you to quit. It was the right decision for me. You do what you want.

Have a great day!