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Cancer Sticks: The Day I decided to Quit Smoking

Updated on May 7, 2011

I started smoking cigarette when I was 17 years old. At first I thought It was good and cool so I decided to try. As years passes by, I found myself in the state of addiction, I realized that I was already addicted to it. I smoke almost a pack of cigarette a day in 5 years. I know that my being a smoker affected my everyday life because I noticed many changes in my life physically and mentally. One day, me and my girlfriend were talking about our plans for our future and talked about babies, "our babies in the future". Our conversation made me realized that I cannot give my family the life, a happy life that they wanted if i continue to abuse my body. Then at that point I was thinking that what if one day God will bless us a child and in return He will take mine because I smoke 20 sticks of cigarettes a day. What will happen to my family if that day would come?

After our conversation I decided to light up a cigarette. It seems funny but suddenly I had this imagination where I was talking to the cigarette and I asked it "Is there something special in you why I am so addicted with you?" then on my mind the thing answered, "there's nothing special with me, I'm just stick containing harmful chemicals like Benzene, Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Acetone, Tar, Nicotine, Carbon Monoxide, Arsenic and Hydrogen Cyanide that will give you a slow and painful death. Smoking Cigarettes Interesting Facts

Then that day, I decided to minimize slowly the habit. From 20 sticks, I planned to minimized the cigarettes to consume in half for about 2 weeks and after that 2 weeks I should minimize that half into half again and hoping eventually I can managed to totally quit from smoking.

Then I marked the calendar to where the day I started my plan. The plan was working good because during my first week I managed to consume 10 sticks a day and it was going until the second week.

During the third week I managed to consume less than 10 sticks a day. From 10 to 5-6 sticks.

Although today, I have not totally completed my plan but I am hoping and doing the best I can to totally stop from smoking. It's my third week now and for me, I can say that I am almost there to achieve my goal.

For all the smokers out there, bring back the life that smoking has taken away from you. Think of your future. Think of the people you love and the ones loving you. Think before its too late. Now is the time to make a move and live happily and healthy in the future.


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      7 years ago

      wot u sayin blud`dddddddddd

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      7 years ago

      dis is mad fammmmmm

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Kabayan, this is a very useful hub to present to Noy, our smoking president-elect. You're lucky to have realized early what smoking will do to you. I'm hoping you will finally come out clean from it. Thanks for sharing this.

    • borge_009 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Philippines

      Hopefully we can manage to stop and be totally smoke free. Thanks.

    • H.C Porter profile image


      8 years ago from Lone Star State

      very nice hub- i quit smoking when i was pregnant (each time) but for some stupid reason- I began again, probably because it was hard watching my husband smoke- but i am working towards giving them up again for good. Thanks for the hub

    • borge_009 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Ghost32 for dropping by. I hope your wife can manage to quit. Its just a matter of determination and inspiration.

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      8 years ago

      You go, Borge. I don't smoke, but my wife has been trying to kick a 36 year smoking habit for 2 years now. At one time she smoked 4 packs of "sticks" a day. She got it down pretty far, but then could not managed to get it below about 10 sticks a day, sometimes a bit more.

      We now have a very expensive but promising electronic cigarette set to help her do this. She hasn't totally succeeded yet, but she hasn't stopped trying, either.

      She has COPD and had a fairly serious stroke just a few days ago, so getting this accomplished is getting pretty serious for her.

    • bingskee profile image


      8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      good for you. i am glad that my children were not influenced even though their friends and the people that surround them in school smoke a lot.

      congratulations to you. keep it up.


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