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Thread #108951   Message #2684872
Posted By: Ebbie
21-Jul-09 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Do you want to stop smoking ?
Subject: RE: BS: Do you want to stop smoking ?
I was the last in my family to quit smoking. Using just plain willpower I had tried to stop half a dozen times but it just didn't work for me.

And then my brother freed me. He advised me not to even try to quit until I was ready. He said that it is so much easier if a person really wants to.

So I stopped trying. I was a heavy smoker and I got to the point that instead of merely having an extra pack unopened in my purse I kept three or four extra packs in there.

And the day came when I realized that I no longer wanted to be a smoker. Mind you, I still wanted to smoke - but I didn't want to be a smoker. I knew that the fact that it would be difficult was not the point - the point was that I no longer wanted to be a smoker.

And so one Wednesday I told everyone that I was quitting on Sunday and I let myself smoke as much as I wanted to - and believe me, that was a lot.

Then Sunday night I washed all the ashtrays and put them up on the shelf and when I went to bed I threw the remainder of my open pack and one unopened pack into the fire and went to bed.

I haven't smoked in 31 years.