Hey! Iâ€™m Chrissie age 25, been smoking 11 years. Iâ€™m a mum of 2 and had been thinking of quitting for a long time but when I saw my 4 year old son simulating smoking with a jelly worm I was horrified! It was then my husband and I set a quit date and we are now on day 12! Hubby is markad01 who also sent his first post today! The kids are our main reason for quitting. We donâ€™t them to watch us go through a horrible illness. We donâ€™t want them to end up smoking because they have witnessed mum and dad do it all their life! The money we spend could go on a family holiday. Mark has a son of 13 as well and has already been caught smoking, maybe if he sees us quit he wont do it again. My 6 year old daughter asks us why we smoke and what do you say to that?? With 2 grandparents gone from lung cancer and my mum having several operations from hardening of the arteries and now with angina, quitting was a decision I made long ago but had never managed it! Mark and I have been using lozenges, gum and the inhalator. Quitting together has definitely helped us both stay on track and even though we have our days when we do nothing but bicker we both have a good frame of mind for it and we talk every night about how we are feeling which helps a lot! At day 12 Iâ€™m feeling confident, proud and ready for day 13. Breaking an 11 year habit is hard but Iâ€™ve decided Iâ€™m in control and my filter tip little friends arenâ€™t.
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