Dear Me,

i started smoking 50 years ago,when i got married and decided to have children i stopped smoking, it was very hard for me.
i used to dream about smoking in the restroom at work, but i made it, and stopped smoking for 20 years.
one day i discovered that all my children were smoking behind my back.
i said to hell with it and started smoking again. ten years later i had a massive heart attack and had to have open heart surgery.
i didn’t smoke for a couple months and decided to start smoking my favorite pipe after meals and it just kept going.
now i smoke at least a pack of cigs, two or three cigars, and sometimes my pipe.
i now have copd, use a bipap mask at night along with oxygen, and have been in the hospital 3 times this year. i have tried to quit cold turkey 4 times and it hasn’t worked.
i know that i want to quit but am having a hard time on my own, i know no one can make me quit except myself, i just need help, by the way my name is james.

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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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