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Smoking Kills-The Begining Of A Journey

Updated on July 1, 2010

Smoking Kills Over And Over

Let me tell everyone about my smoking kills journey. 

Many of you know that I quit smoking about 2 months ago and yes it has been the best thing i have ever done but let me tell you it has also been the hardest thing I have ever done.

I feel so strong that even though it has only been two months I will never smoke again.

I feel so much better, I am saving a pile of money and I am not harming the people around me anymore.

I smoked for 30 years.  When I quit I was smoking 2 packs a day.  I used almost no help other then will power to quit.

Okay what I am saying is if I can quit I am sure anyone can.  Yes smoking kills but if you must know there was nothing I enjoyed more then smoking.

My mission is to help as many people as possible to quit and to focus highly on educating children to never start.

Smoking Kills-So Where Is This Going

In the last two months I have really started seeing the light. I have done this by reading. First of all I don't care what anyone says but if you disagree that smoking kills then you really are an idiot.

I have read several real life stories about how smoking not only effects you as a person but how your smoking affects the people around you.

So much of my time will be dedicated to making the world a non smoking place.  Now don't get me wrong.  I know I will never get everyone to quit but if I dream big and work big I believe I could make more happen.

A few people asked me how one person can make a difference.  Maybe in the real world one person cant make that big of a difference.  However in the world we all know as the Internet one person can make a big difference.

I know with the right effort I can eventually reach thousands and thousands of people.  I also know that with the right circumstances I will have plenty of people following along and helping me out.  Smoking kills and we need it to stop.

Smoking Kills-What Will This Accomplish

Well we all know that smoking kills so its time to take a stand.

Some people asked me if I will be making any money as i work my butt off trying to get people to quit or never stop smoking.

Well I quit lying years ago as a marketer online so the answer is yes I will make money with my quit smoking efforts. 

I have no clue as to how much I will make but what I do know is the more I make the more I will be donating to different quit smoking causes.  For now I will be starting with 10 percent and as I make more I will donate more.

I have a long ways to go to get this all going.  I do have a couple blogs up and running but I still have a long ways to go.

Eventually I will have a list, a weekly newsletter, a pay pal donation button and so on and so on.


Win-Win Situation

This hub, many other hubs, my blogs, my articles and anything else is going to be a win win place on my journey to focus on stuff like smoking kills.

I have been able to get hundreds of thousands of visitors to other less important sites in my days as a marketer.  However I have never felt as strong about something as I do about not smoking.

I say it is a win win situation because yes I will make money.  However so will charities.  Also people will be getting the education they need and the education they should be paying attention to.

I have gotten a slow start up to now but I have been doing a lot of reading and research.  Now it is time to step up my efforts and get the ball rolling. 

Smoking kills and the non smoking niche can very well be one of the most important niches out there.

Looking For Your Support

Anyways I know I have a long ways to go but as usual will be looking for the support of Hubbers all the way.

Support doesnt always have to be of monetary means either.  No matter what I will raise money.  However sometimes just a kind word makes things better as well.

So you can find my blogs at Stop The Cigarettes and Quit Smoking Journey


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    • dealrocker profile image

      dealrocker 

      8 years ago from California

      I can understand that it's very hard to resist a thing to which you are very habitual. But you did it. Only a few people with strong will power can do it. Cheers for the new life and sharing the experience with others. Hope it will benefit many people. Great hub!

      Liked your other hubs too. Keep up the great effort. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

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      Kate Swanson 

      8 years ago from Sydney

      Congratulations, Dale - I know how hard it is to give up smoking. Not that I'm a smoker myself, but my ex-father-in-law was. He developed an allergy to nicotine which gave him agonizing stomach pains every time he lit up. He tried several times to give up smoking, but in spite of the pain he always went back to it. That made me realize what a powerful drug tobacco is!

      You've just added years of quality living to your life. At 65, my dad was a 50-year 2-pack man. He had a minor stroke. Of course the doctors told him he had to give up smoking but he said it was too late to make any difference.

      He lived another 20 years - but with emphysema, chronic heart failure, and macular degeneration (blindness), all caused by smoking. If he'd given up smoking at 65, he could have reduced the effect of those conditions and had a much better quality of life.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      You're a rock star, Dale! Congratulations and I hope you fight the tobacco companies as best you can. Their greed never seems to end.

      Well done!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Congratulation!!! I admire anybody who quits smoking because I can imagine it must be hard. Thank you for such a great hub and even go one step further to help smokers or would-become smokers. You can be proud of yourself.

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