I am a smoker.
I hate that phrase. I’ve tried for years to never use it, to never actually title myself as one. I’ve tried to hide it away from as many people as possible, however as I approach 30 I know its the truth.
I am a smoker.
I started smoking back in high school. Why? I dunno. Neither of my parents smoked. I was always told smoking was bad. I knew it wasn’t’ cool. But I still started anyways.
The problem with smoking is that you don’t notice any issues or repercussions for it when you first start. It seems harmless and you think “What’s the big deal?” The problem arises 10 plus years later when you for some strange reason are still smoking.
Your lungs hurt at times, you notice your teeth aren’t nearly as white as you would like, you have a horrible cough that never quite seems to go away. And all you want to do is stop this gross nasty thing you are doing to yourself…….but you can’t.
I’ve quit smoking numerous times once in high school. Once after college. Once after that. But here I am still smoking.
Recently I cut WAY back. from over 1/2 a pack a day to 5. And I
was am proud of myself. But the thing is……It really doesn’t matter. Whether its 1 cigarette a day or 15 cigarettes a day…..I’m still smoking. My clothes still stink, my breath still stinks, I’m still spending wasting my money. I’m still smoking.
And it just sucks.
Smoking Sucks! The one thing I would say to my kid is, ‘It’s not just that its bad for you. Do you want to spend the rest of your life fighting a stupid addiction to a stupid thing that doesn’t even really give you a good buzz?’ Katherine Heigl
I thought you quit?!?!?!?
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.-Mark Twain