Tobacco & Smoking Topics
My Quit Story: The First Week
So I've officially quit smoking! And the first week of not smoking, well, it's tough. Smoking had become part of my routine. It was the first thing I did when I woke up in the morning. I had sometimes had to remind myself that I don't smoke anymore.
My Quit Story: It's Quit Day
I was ready to quit smoking before my Quit Day. Once I convinced myself that I was going to stop smoking, there was no turning back.
My Quit Story: It's Time to Quit Smoking for Good
So here's the truth: this is not my first time quitting smoking. As a smoker for 42 years, I've tried to quit a few times, sometimes for months at a time, but I always found a reason to light up again.
My Quit Story: I Started Smoking at 15
I began smoking for one simple reason: everyone around me did it. Both my parents were heavy smokers. I started smoking at 15, sneaking cigarettes from them when they weren't looking.
My Quit Story
Dorothy's been a smoker for 42 years, and while she's tried to quit before, she's ready to take charge of her health and drop the habit for good. In six different posts, originally appearing on QuittersCircle.com, Dorothy shares her journey to becoming a quitter in the My Quit Story series. Follow along as she ditches cigarettes for good.
A Father's Reason for Quitting Smoking
While quitting smoking is a very personal decision, and one that only a smoker can make, certain life changes, like starting a family, can affect our decisions, especially when it comes to our health. For Stu Krogman, he made the decision to quit smoking when he became a father, and he hasn't looked back since.
Don't Be Fooled, E-cig Aerosol Is Not Harmless for Kids
What's coming out of an e-cigarette (aerosol) may look different than secondhand smoke from cigarettes, but it's far from harmless.
Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
When people reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer, what should they expect to hear? One would hope they would receive words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, when many lung cancer patients divulge their diagnosis, they are asked, Did you smoke? This knee-jerk response is the result of a stigma that has followed lung cancer for decades.
The Run That Changed My Life
The boy lay pensively inside an oxygen tent, struggling to breathe the cold, aseptic air; nurses and doctors gathered curiously around their little patient. The child became frightened by this sea of white coats, not knowing if their appearance might precede some other invasive treatment for his inability to inhale.
I Hope One Person Quits Smoking Because of This Blog
I was 9 years old, with a few friends, and one of them got cigarettes from their parents. We went to a sand pit in our neighborhood, and I had my first puff. I turned green. But that was the beginning of my love for cigarettes.
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