Dear Me,

Dear Me,
   You grew up with both parents smoking and absolutely hated it! You got smoke in the eyes, ashes that went back in your face if you had the front and back car windows open, burns on your fingers from a hug with a cigarette in someone’s hand.  Now you can barely breathe without a rattle in your chest, you have a terrible hacking cough that interrupts conversations and movies and TV shows and you’re not even 30!!!  You swore you would never pick up smoking it was so gross why would you want to? You feel like you were literally pressured into it but you could’ve easily stopped shortly after, you liked it!!  Made me feel sophisticated…does it still feel so sophisticated now that you can’t breathe and are instantly in a bad mood without cigarettes? You keep putting off quitting, saying you don’t mean, you’re just procrastinating!!! You wanna travel the world and relax on beaches, that’d be a ton better without a respirator!!
    Love Me

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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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