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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Help Quit Smoking

A few days more and I will be celebrating the second year of my being smoke-free.  If not for the respiratory tract infection I was diagnosed with in July of 2010; I would still be smoking.  Well, I wanted to quit earlier but I just didn't have the motivation.  Studies show that for each year, millions of people try to quit smoking with less than ten percent succeeding on their first try.  I was one of the ten percent.  :(

But when it finally threatened my health; I did it without difficulties.  The doctor gave me a warning.  He said the infection will not go away and no amount of antibiotics will make me feel better unless I quit.  That's what I did and within a couple of weeks, the infection was gone.  Sure, I gained weight.  I actually gained a lot after quitting, but I am now slowly losing all the pounds I gained after I stopped smoking.

Now it's my husband I'm working on; he tried the e-cigarette but it didn't work.  Motivation is really the key if you want to quit. My son found a help quit smoking website where he can learn a lot and get a lot of tips.  And because of this, he also declared a help quit smoking campaign at home and at work.  He's been asking friends (who are smokers) not to encourage him whenever he has the urge and I'm glad that it's working.  He hadn't been smoking for almost a month now.  I know it's too early to tell but if friends and family will continue their support; hubs will succeed.  I am also hoping that his efforts to quit smoking will encourage his friends to quit.

1 comment :

hanny=) said...

i'm so happy for you and your family =)

 
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