Dear Me:

You quit in 2007 because your beautiful, smart 2 yr son Joe begged you to quit! You did it! Remember? YOU and Holly, together climbed the depths of hell, you used the patch, you went to Exeter Hosptial cessation program and you quit for three years! Sadly, you started again during your divorce and now you’ve been smoking for five years :( But your ready to reclaim your LIFE!! Monday morning YOU WILL PUT ON THAT PATCH and be a non smoker! Remember how clear your lungs were, how amazing things smelled and the taste of food, omg the taste of food was outstanding!! YOU were SO PROUD! YOU can quit again! Finish this letter, go get celery sticks and mints! You have your patches, YOU ARE READY!
Your kids all wrote you their reasons, keep that note with you everywhere you go!
I love you, your kids love you and need you, you really wanna be a granny!!!

Love Melissa – A soon to be non smoker again! This time I will NEVER START AGAIN!!

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Dear Me,

You used to yell at your parents for smoking. Your dad had 3 heart attacks and could die if he doesn’t quit. Your fiancé is in the army and if you smoke around him and he starts again, you could mess up his entire career and you will lose him for good. His dad is dying of lung cancer and none of this has scared you yet? What is wrong with you? Smarten up!

Sincerely, me

 

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Dear Me -

I wish so badly that I could go back and never start to begin with. I am just about 40 and I am already having trouble breathing. Stairs are soo hard, doesn’t help being over weight. Quitting will help you to get back in shape and stop struggling to breath. Good luck with quitting. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Sincerely,

Pam

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Dear Me,

You were diagnosed with Type I Diabetes and Cancer runs in the family. Don’t you want to live a long healthy life? Cigarettes don’t control you, you control you. You have tried to quit before and failed but you have much to live for such as Friends and family. I know you are tired of your house, clothes and car smelling like smoke. Now is the time to change all that! The excuses you make to smoke such as stress can be dealt with in more positive non destructive ways. Think of how nice it will be not to have to hide the fact that you are a smoker from your in-laws and sneaking around worrying if they can smell it on you. As a teenager you always said that you would never be a smoker because it is a disgusting habit but you started at age 21. It has been 17 years now and it is time to think of you and your health. With the support you can do it! I believe in you.

Sincerely,
 Jean

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Dear Me,

I’m tired of smelling like an ashtray, hearing the constant whirring of the “air purifier” that doesn’t work, and having that sticky iick taste in my mouth. I want to BREATHE! This is going to SUCK but you have so much in your life worth living for… so let’s start living smoke-free!
NEVER GIVE UP!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

DONT FORGET TO BREATHE!

Sincerely, 

Catherine

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Dear Me

Dear Me,

You’re grandparents have both passed away from cancer. They once smoked once upon a time like I do. You need to quit. you got this. you’ve done it before and failed when something bad happened in life. Its life.. stuff happens. You can quit just think of positive things and you can do it, only you can do it.

- Kerri

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Dear Me,

Dear Me,
   You grew up with both parents smoking and absolutely hated it! You got smoke in the eyes, ashes that went back in your face if you had the front and back car windows open, burns on your fingers from a hug with a cigarette in someone’s hand.  Now you can barely breathe without a rattle in your chest, you have a terrible hacking cough that interrupts conversations and movies and TV shows and you’re not even 30!!!  You swore you would never pick up smoking it was so gross why would you want to? You feel like you were literally pressured into it but you could’ve easily stopped shortly after, you liked it!!  Made me feel sophisticated…does it still feel so sophisticated now that you can’t breathe and are instantly in a bad mood without cigarettes? You keep putting off quitting, saying you don’t wanna.be mean, you’re just procrastinating!!! You wanna travel the world and relax on beaches, that’d be a ton better without a respirator!!
    Love Me

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