Daughter the motivator

Cumulative total, I smoked for ten years (almost a quarter of my life). That being said, as long as nothing happens to my girl, I will never smoke again.

I have effectively stopped smoking for good. I smoked for 13 years. In 2004 I got a sore throat that smoke seemed to aggravate, so I thought I would stop for a couple of days to let my throat heal. After I did that I just didn’t want to start back up again so I quit cold turkey and haven’t smoked since. Oddly enough the only time it was really difficult was the first 2 days and I used food as a substitute. I have never had a strong urge to go back to smoking and quite honestly I don’t miss it very often.