Dear Me:

I smoke for no reason, I smoke to many years, I don’t like the smell or the taste in my mouth. I’m coughing, I have developed bronchitis with frequent colds, I want to play with my grandchildren without being out of breath, go for walks with them, spend time; cause when I take time to smoke my grandchildren won’t come near me for about 45 minutes. I’m praying I can do it. I use tobaco to convince me I need to smoke to calm me, or just because there is nothing else to do, light up cause everyone else does. I have to put in my mind I can have a better cruch than a cigarette; I will carry a picture of my grandchildren knowing there healthy and I have a chance of being heathy again. The fear of not smoking again is tremondous; I will find supplements like mouth wash, candy, celery sticks, fruits, the first week is the most nightmare of letting go. I tell myself I can do this for me. My mind will tell me back not smoking is the best part of life. Wish me luck. Thank you for your support.



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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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