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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Dear Me,

I smoke because I love it; the way it feels entering my body, the
opportunity to get outdoors, and the ability to release from relentless
anxieties.  But I want to quit. I’ve realized that I can replicate that
feeling of euphoria in my body by enjoying the outdoor activities I love,
while minimizing my anxiousness.

Here’s to us all and our successful liberation from tobacco!

–Jared

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Dear Me,

I know how many times you have tried to quit and failed. watched your health decline along with that nasty smell always on your fingers and in your mouth. I love you a lot and I think you would be a lot better off if you would just put them down for good. You mean a lot to me due to the fact that you are me! Good luck, I know you can do it!

Sincerely,

Ryan

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Dear Me

The time has come.  You have had ‘smoke in you eyes’ since the day you were born, parents smoked.  You have invited it into your lungs for 35 years.  I am done with you:  the manipulation and dependency you create, the health & financial costs.  I am ready to take deep breathes of clean soothing air.  I am done!  My quit date is 12/15/13.

Sincerely,

Cristina

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Dear Me,

I want to quit smoking for my health. I have reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, fibro, hep C and stage three cirrhosis of the live. I tried my first cigarette at age nine. Starting at 18 I began smoking regularly. I am tired of smelling like smoke, my hair, clothes, etc.. I believe my smoking has contributed to my failing health. You should not ever want to smoke again…yet you keep smoking.

I would like to quit smoking using the free nicotine therapy patches.

Sincerely,

April

 

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