Dear Me,

Do you know you’re 25 years old? Do you? Do you know that your chest hurts when you smoke too many cigarettes? I do. Do you know that you never DON’T smoke too many cigarettes? I do.

Your father just had a heart attack. He nearly died. Smoking is the leading cause of a second heart attack. Your family suffers from so many many many medical conditions. Why are you adding smoking? You don’t like yourself when you smoke.

You hate the cold, so winter and New Hampshire and smoking are a terrible mix for you. Think cold pain spikes in your finger tips and switching hands with each drag so you can put the other one back in your pocket.

So, why do you keep saying you have to quit and then not do it?

Seriously? Don’t you know you’re stronger than your addiction? I do. 



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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