Dear Me:

I went to visit my Dad for Fathers day. He is in Rehab in Haverhill, Ma he is there because of years of smoking and he can’t breathe. Watching him trying to breathe is so hard and I don’t want my daughter watch me go through what he is. As a child I remember my father trying and trying to quit smoking. Now all he can do is try to breathe. He told me its like he is underwater. I have been smoking my hole life. It seem’s like. I hate smelling like cig. Help please.

– Sheryl

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The New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline is dedicated to helping people quit tobacco when they are ready. 1-800-QUIT-NOW. We offer free counseling over the telephone, free nicotine patches to those who qualify, while supplies last and can mail information to anyone who requests materials. Text QUITNOW to 22122 and a counselor will call you back. Sign up for quit tips, text TIPS to 22122. Message and data rates may apply. Dear Me New Hampshire is for anyone who wants to write a letter to themselves with the reasons they want to quit tobacco. Anyone can quit tobacco when they are ready. Try to stop. We can help. The Helpline is funded through the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Dedicated to: preventing initiation of tobacco use among young people, eliminating non-smokers' exposure to second and thirdhand smoke, promoting tobacco cessation among adults and young people, identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities. TPCP is solely funded by the CDC/Office on Smoking and Health.
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2 Responses to Dear Me:

  1. kdm says:

    Hi Sheryl,

    I can feel the pain in your words. If you would like support to quit smoking you can call that free NH Tobacco Helpline @ 1.800-QUIT-NOW. It is confidential and free. There is also free Nicotine Replacement Patches if you are a NH resident. Good Luck.

    • Sheryl says:

      I wrote the letter about my Dad a month ago. July 8th I lost my Dad. We are all deverstated. Even though we knew how sick he was. Knowing how hard it was for my Dad to breath everyday. It is still very hard to lose someone you love. I will be calling you soon. I need to quit and I know up going to have the fight of my life ahead of me.

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