I sent my brother an email yesterday and among other things told him I'd quit smoking. I thought his response was really interesting, so I'm going to quote him here:
So you quit smoking! Good for you. Since I used to be a smoker I completely understand how difficult it is to quit. Probably the toughest thing I've ever done. September 8th this year at 2:55PM will be 9 years since I quit. And in that time I have had not one cigarette. Not even one puff.
Do I miss it - yes I still do.
Will I ever start again - I sure hope not - it was just too hard to quit.
Does it bother me if other people smoke - no, not really. Jackie (his wife) still does but she probably only smokes about 5 a night when we sit around and have some wine.
Do I feel better since I quit - not really!
What have I done with all the money I've saved - the first year I bought the chrome rims and large tires for my truck. Since then, the saved money has gone to pay other things.
Keep up the good work.
I found his comments about missing it and not feeling better a little hard to swallow. Your thoughts?