Monday, April 19, 2010
I'm going to be a Quitter
I have decided to become a quitter. I know this sounds weird to all of you but it's actually a good thing. I have been a smoker for a little over 10 years. I can remember exactly when and where it happened. I was dating someone and he passed me a cigarette on our way home from Louisville, KY to calm me down after a very heated discussion. And a few drags later I was hooked. I do remember hating cigarette smoke and smokers for a very long time because of a family member's use. But, now I was who I didn't want to become. Well at the end of last year while I was choosing my health benefits for 2010, I noticed the smoker rates had risen quite steeply. I, also, noticed that there was a new cessation program available that if you joined you could pay non-smoker rates. NO BRAINER!! The program consisted of free patches and counseling. I order my patches and they have been siting on my desk for about a month. I just wasn't ready. But, I think I am now. So, tomorrow April 19, 2010 will be the first day I will be using the patches. I smoked my last cigarette about six hours ago. I am ready. So with a lot of determination and willpower I will beat this addiction that has had me for over a decade.