Dear Me,

I was 10-11 my Aunt started me smoking, she wanted company to go with her
in the woods and smoke. We’d steal a pack from my grandfather’s car cause
ha always kept them in there, right out in the open. He did figure it out
after a while. You should have stopped then cause you really did not
inhale. But no you had to let your brothers influence capture you and made
you learn how to inhale so you could prove him wrong. So now your getting
hooked on them. You smoked for yrs. through your first daughters birth and
up to your second daughter’s pregnancy. Why did you not stop before I was
pregnant the first time? You helped cause your oldest daughter to have
asthma. But you did finally stop when you were pregnant with you second.
Why then? Because you were finally listening to your body and to
you child’s life. I finally quit when I was three months into my pregnancy.
You could not smoke it kept making you sick till you could no longer, you
had to listen, finally and did it you quit, and have never gone back to it.
Oh so many times I would want a smoke but you have been very good and have
never started again. Good for you, you did something for the good for
yourself, know if I can fix,change a few other things needed in my life.
Hurray for me, I did it. Been smoke free for 22 yrs. now and counting,
never to go back.



About ttsnh

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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