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Quit Date: March 9, 2016


Posted May 11, 2017 


I was talking to a friend last night.  He's flirting with the idea of quitting, but is currently doing the ol' procrastination two-step.  He calls it "preparation."  He is nervous and has a lot of questions and is getting himself worked up over hypothetical scenarios, most of which will never come to pass.  "How did you quit" he asked.  My reply: "I stopped putting cigarettes in my mouth and setting them on fire."


How do you quit...you just quit.  There are things you can do to facilitate and foster your quit (education, support, etc.), but the act of quitting hardly even qualifies as an act.  You don't have to do anything.  You simply refrain from doing something that you used to do.  Simple.


Make a pledge to yourself not to smoke cigarettes.  Make good on that pledge everyday.  Congratulations, you're a non-smoker now.


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Edited by jillar



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