Saturday, October 10, 2009

I am a non-smoker



3 years ago I stopped smoking.

I had smoked up to 3 packs/day for 36 years from age 16 until I was 52.

Today, I'm free from nicotine and the nasty habit that goes with its ingestion. I didn't know how much I was a slave to smoking until I stopped.

I'm free to smell better.

I'm free to sit in a restaurant after a meal without having to excuse myself to go outside for 5 minutes.

I'm free to do so many other of the little things in life without the need to smoke.

Today, I'm just free. And much healthier.

11 comments:

Pam said...

that is so wonderful!!!

Scott said...

it feels good doesn't it? I used the Steps and HP to quit smoking 8 and a half years ago... I am still so grateful!

Scott W said...

Four years, three months for me! I am so grateful to be free of the grips of smoking. I have watched so many people try and not make it.

I remember being with you after I quit. You could not go over 20 minutes without a fag. I mean cigarette.

Glad you made it.

Patty said...

I love the freedom too. On the 24th will be four months for me ODAT.

Steve E. said...

Congratulations to those who quit puffing and huffing. I can climb a couple flights of steps (12 each flight!) and breathe regular. Quit 33 years ago--while sober. Letting go of nicotine was even worse struggle than letting go of Vodka.
Peaceful breathing, all.

"Just David!" said...

oct 19th is 5 years for me... ain't it great!

Trailboss said...

I just passed 4 years myself. When I quit it was so much easier than I had thought it would be. I guess my mind was in just the right place. I rarely even think of smoking now, even though Joe smokes. I am grateful to be free from it now.

Raechelle said...

Good for you! I'm sure your lungs thank you for it every day!

Mary Christine said...

I am so glad you don't smoke any more dAAve. And it was so good to see you.

Syd said...

I'm glad that you are smoke free too. It's a nasty habit. I'm glad that I was caught smoking at age 5 and quit.

dailypiglet said...

wow i can't believe it's been 3 years! i remember when you started that journey. i admire you for continuing to be a non smoker.