It’s Time to Quit: Let’s Get Together

Are you a smoker? Do you want to quit? I know that may sound like a stupid question because I don’t know many smokers who don’t want to quit, but they avoid it because honestly it seems impossible. Who wants to go through the jitters, the frustration and the pacing? I’ve tried quitting before, in fact, just a couple of months ago, I made another attempt at quitting and actually made it a few weeks, but that’s not enough – what I need to do is to quit all together.

I need to be a non-smoker.

Not a former smoker.

Not a smoker who quit.

A Non-Smoker.

Becoming a non-smoker is not a new resolution nor is a new year’s resolution – it’s a lifetime resolution. My mother smoked for forty years and she’s been a non-smoker for more than 7 years now. My mother-in-law has been a smoker for just as long and she’s as resolved as I am to be a non-smoker. I don’t like seeing my daughter putting her dolls out on the patio of her dollhouse for a smoke. Talk about a wake up call.

How to Become a Non-Smoker

My plan is three fold to become a non-smoker. I’ve set my do or die date. January 29th is it. I’m done. I’m reading a great book by Allen Carr called The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. The great thing about this book is I know five people, lifelong smokers, who all became non-smokers after reading it. Now, I’m as skeptical as the next person and the first time I read the book – it did nothing for me, but it did help to change my mindset. And now, I’m giving the book a try again and I’m reading.

If you are interested in becoming a non-smoker, I’d love to hear from you and I’d love to hear from other non-smokers who may have been smokers before. I’m going to open up a post in our forums as well to keep the discussion going. I’ll be sharing my experiences and what’s going on with me as I become a non-smoker once and for all.

It’s time to quit and become a non-smoker, want to do it together?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.

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