I Want To Quit Smoking

I started smoking when I was 13 and I am now 31. It sounds scarier when I say I have been smoking for 18 years now. I wish I would have never started. It was the cool thing to do and you know how teenagers are you have to do the cool thing. Now, I see it's not the cool thing to do. It really bothers me when you walk in places and someone asks who's the smoker. It's not something you can hide no matter how many bottles of perfume you spray on yourself. I used to think oh yeah spray some of this on me and no one will no. WRONG!
My biggest reason for wanting to quit is my children. I don't need them around the secondhand smoke. I don't want them to have to care for me when I'm only 40 something because I've had a stroke and can't care for myself. I don't want to get CPOD. I have seen first hand what that can do to a person. I know 7 people who have it and 5 of whom are my family. I see how hard it is for them to just walk down the hallway, get out of a chair, and laugh. They are all on oxygen for the rest of their lives. They can not leave the house with out a tank. I don't want to live that way. I want to be able to run around with my kids and have fun. I'm sick of sitting on the side knowing if I get up and play with them I will have a hard time breathing and just have to sit down.
I just have to remember that smoking is not a prison I can stop. I just have to keep reminding myself of why I want to quit and what the benefits will be.
I have set my quit date to May 31 which is also world no tobacco day. I will do this I am strong.
SammiSnail31 SammiSnail31
31-35, F
May 4, 2012