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Quitting Smoking-My New Challenge With A Breath Of Fresh Air
Anyone that has read any of my hubs knows me and what I have conquered over the last year of my life.
I was able to quit drinking alcohol on my own and doing it cold turkey. I never in a million years thought that I could beat the odds of my addiction to alcohol. I'm sober and love every minute of it.
We all know the drinking beer or any type of spirits usually follows with a cigarette or some sort of smoking item. Cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine all seem to go well with each other and the almighty drink.
Now for the step of my life is to quit smoking, my new challenge with a breath of fresh air. I am determined to conquer this filthy habit as well.
What I have to do now is set my mind in a positive mode as I did when giving up alcohol. By doing this in the past it has helped immensely in my journey to sobriety.
I truly think this addiction to smoking will put me through the test for sure, reason being I have smoked cigarettes much longer than drinking alcohol.
I could smoke just about anywhere and anytime during the day or night without a worry in the world. Drinking alcohol on the other hand had to be done legally and safely no matter when and where I drank. Smoking is something that is legal so I took advantage of it.
I can remember saying, "when cigarettes go up to $1.00 per pack I'm quitting". Boy was I wrong. Here it is now at just about $8.50 per pack and I'm still smoking.
As I said with drinking alcohol, "enough is enough". It is way past the time to give up this killer addiction and to breathe fresh air again, not to say, the thousand's of dollars per year supporting the tobacco companies that are killing us all slow but sure.
So, this is one of many reasons why I'm quitting smoking, my new challenge, with a breath of fresh air.
Stop Smoking-Save Your Lungs
My Positive Attitude Will Win Over My Addiction
So, here it goes, October 27, 2010 will be my sober date and the start date of quitting smoking. Wish me luck, but I really don't need luck, I just need a positive attitude that got me through my last addiction to alcohol.
My reason for waiting till October 27th is that I want this day to live in me for the rest of my life and I will always look forward to seeing this date as it will remind me of the hard work I put forth in beating both of my addictions.
This is exciting to me knowing I will be free of all harmful substances and will be able to live the clean life again.
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