Re: Quitting Smoking
Originally Posted by Big_M
The thing that got me was that I subliminaly associated cigarettes with certain social activities: at work there were a few of us who'd smoke while breaking in between meetings, on the golf course, going out at night, parties, etc.
I had to learn to disassociate smoking from these functions and friends that smoked. It was hard to do for a while, though....I'd not smoke at home...but then fall into back into when others would smoke.
Like the line from The Sopranos / The Godfather, "Just when I taught I was out.....dey pulled me right back in".
It is a shame to see the young folks do it....you can look over and see them puffing away....and then you think about older friends that you have that are going through the hell of cancer. It's hard to deal with. The other thing that drives me nuts is to see adults smoking in their automobiles with childeren in the there, too. You just want to drag 'em out and shake some sense into them....subjecting kids to that mess....knowing how dangerous it is....
I used to play a good deal of golf with my grandfather, my dad's father. We buried him a few years back....lung cancer robbed him of his retirement and relaxation. Growing up, my father smoked but then quit and lectured me about it...I could never really hear him though...the images of him happily puffing away were too strong.
My son never saw me smoke....and never will. I quit years back. I hope that my lectures will have validity with him.