Tips From Former Smokers — Brett’s Ad #smokefree

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Brett shows us that smoking ruined his smile.

The newest phase of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) graphic campaign to persuade America’s 42 million smokers to quit—”Tips from Former Smokers”—launched this week, and it’s heart wrenching.

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CDC: Tips From Former Smokers – Rose’s Ad #smokefree

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Rose explains that smoking caused her lung cancer.

The newest phase of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) graphic campaign to persuade America’s 42 million smokers to quit—”Tips from Former Smokers”—launched this week, and it’s heart wrenching.

Quotes of the week #smokefree

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“I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed… so drastically, I couldn’t believe it myself.”

Bob Dylan

“I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker…. but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table.”
~ Michelle Pfeiffer.

Good Question #smokefree

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The My QuitBuddy App sent me this notification and my overwhelming response is this:

1. Wow! Could I be? How nice is this…

2. No way! I am still a smoker who is not smoking right now.

Can definitely recommend this app as a beneficial quit aid. And yes, I love the world game – go Socceroos!

100 days #smokefree

Today marks 100 days without a smoke. Triple figures! This feels pretty good. Actually, better than three months somehow.

I spoke at a Health and Wellbeing expo last night, and while networking the room had a woman approach me to say that I was the reason she came to the event. Because she hoped I could inspire her to quit. Wow! Powerful and humbling stuff. Here are a few things I have learned over the past 100 days:

  • You and only you can make the decision to quit.
  • All those people that told me they ‘woke up one day and quit cold turkey and haven’t looked back’ are opposite to me.
  • I still miss/mourn/crave the habit/nicotine/action of smoking and that is okay.
  • I am proud of myself, while acknowledging that I am still an addict in recovery. It is still hard and that is okay.

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