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Read the "Dear Me" Letters from others who are also trying to live tobacco free.



Dear Me: Cindy

Dear Me, We both need to quit this habit, I am being stupid, I had Open Heart Surgery and my Husband has Emphysema. I want to lead a long healthy life with him and have a lot of years together. Sincerely,...

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Dear Me: December 30, 2015

You know your pulmonary Dr has told you all the damage you are doing to your lungs smoking with COPD . He has told you at the age of 58 your lungs are like an 80yr old. He reminded you how many relatives you have lost and that...

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Dear Me: Michelle

I quit 10 days ago. I have been smoking since I was 16 I am now 48 I wanted to quit for a couple of reasons on because I’m a grandmother of a beautiful little boy who turns one this month, also I started mixed martial arts a...

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Dear Me: January 26, 2015

I did not realize what a hold cigarettes had on me, but we were all exposed to “fags” as being hip, sophisticated and cool. Heck, we even got candy cigarettes in our stockings on the mantle at Christmas time !!! We would take...

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Dear Me: Heidi

Dear Me, Please quit so you can experience the beauty that your grandchildren bring to your life. As the grandbabies age they are very smart and recognize that smoking is harmful, stinky, and dirty. Furthermore, this habit is...

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Dear Me: Melissa

You quit in 2007 because your beautiful, smart 2 yr son Joe begged you to quit! You did it! Remember? YOU and Holly, together climbed the depths of hell, you used the patch, you went to Exeter Hosptial cessation program and you...

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Dear Me: June 20, 2017

You used to yell at your parents for smoking. Your dad had 3 heart attacks and could die if he doesn’t quit. Your fiancé is in the army and if you smoke around him and he starts again, you could mess up his entire career and you...

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Dear Me: Pam

I wish so badly that I could go back and never start to begin with. I am just about 40 and I am already having trouble breathing. Stairs are soo hard, doesn’t help being over weight. Quitting will help you to get back in shape...

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Dear Me: Jean

You were diagnosed with Type I Diabetes and Cancer runs in the family. Don’t you want to live a long healthy life? Cigarettes don’t control you, you control you. You have tried to quit before and failed but you have much to live...

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Dear Me: Catherine

I’m tired of smelling like an ashtray, hearing the constant whirring of the “air purifier” that doesn’t work, and having that sticky iick taste in my mouth. I want to BREATHE! This is going to SUCK but you have so much in your...

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Dear Me: Kerri

Dear Me, You’re grandparents have both passed away from cancer. They once smoked once upon a time like I do. You need to quit. you got this. you’ve done it before and failed when something bad happened in life. Its life.. stuff...

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Dear Me: February 24, 2014

Dear Me, You grew up with both parents smoking and absolutely hated it! You got smoke in the eyes, ashes that went back in your face if you had the front and back car windows open, burns on your fingers from a hug with a...

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Dear Me: Jared

I smoke because I love it; the way it feels entering my body, the opportunity to get outdoors, and the ability to release from relentless anxieties. But I want to quit. I’ve realized that I can replicate that feeling of euphoria...

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Dear Me: Ryan

I know how many times you have tried to quit and failed. watched your health decline along with that nasty smell always on your fingers and in your mouth. I love you a lot and I think you would be a lot better off if you would...

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Dear Me: Cristina

The time has come. You have had ‘smoke in you eyes’ since the day you were born, parents smoked. You have invited it into your lungs for 35 years. I am done with you: the manipulation and dependency you create, the health &...

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Dear Me: April

I want to quit smoking for my health. I have reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, fibro, hep C and stage three cirrhosis of the live. I tried my first cigarette at age nine. Starting at 18 I began smoking regularly. I am tired...

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Dear Me: Beverly

Do you know you’re 25 years old? Do you? Do you know that your chest hurts when you smoke too many cigarettes? I do. Do you know that you never DON’T smoke too many cigarettes? I do. Your father just had a heart attack. He...

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Dear Me: Misty

I smoke for no reason, I smoke to many years, I don’t like the smell or the taste in my mouth. I’m coughing, I have developed bronchitis with frequent colds, I want to play with my grandchildren without being out of breath, go...

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Dear Me: Michelle

You know the reason you started smoking again. I know it wasn’t an easy time when Mom died last year. She smoked and ended up with terminal lung cancer. You saw what she went through. You were with her when she got diagnosed and...

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Dear Me: James

I have been smokeing since i was 17 and I want to STOP. 🙂 I want to have more money to do things with friends and family. It has been difficult for me but i am doing it. 🙂 I am feeling Healthier and more...

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Dear Me: September 26, 2011

The morning cough has gotten pretty bad, hasn’t it? You’re either going to blow a blood vessel or be picking your eye balls up off the ground. Enough already! Those immune suppressants for our RA make it a lot more likely to...

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Dear Me: Sharon

I have been trying to figure out why I started to smoke in the first place. It was tv shows back then that showed the people smoking and cigarette ads on the tv. Seing many adults smoke including family members from parents to...

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Dear Me: Raymond

Remember 4 years ago when my grandson asked for a Christmas present.? I asked him what that was, and unselfishly he said he wanted me to quit smoking. I promised I would. Four years later I now have COPD and am still smoking....

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Dear Me: August 23, 2011

You sampled your first cigarette at 10 years old. Your parents quit when you were eight years old. You went home and told them immediately. However, when you became of age, smoking was a way to ‘fit in’! It became an automatic...

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Dear Me: August 22, 2011

To Quit smoking is hard, however would I miss that panicy feeling in the middle of the night when I can’t find one, or miss the smell in my hair, my clothes, ect. ? How about looking at my children, they learn by example… It is...

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Dear Me: Patric

I have been a smoker for over ten years and am ready to quit. Its such a waste of money, tastes gross, makes my breath horrible, and shortens my life span. Why am I paying someone to kill me slowly? Sincerely,...

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Dear Me: August 18, 2011

You saw what smoking did to your father, you begged your mother to quit so she would stop caughing so much, you see the wrinkles on your face from smoking its time to get down to business and quit. I know that its going to be...

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Dear Me: August 17, 2011

You really have to do it this time! You cough all the time even at night and you know that it is because of smoking, stop kidding yourself in believing that if you smoke less you will cough less. You have done many things you...

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Dear Me: August 16, 2011

Your parents died of cancer and your doctor told you that you need to quit smoking before it’s too late. I know it’s hard and I know you’ve tried, but try again because you can do it. You have two beautiful grandchildren that...

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Dear Me: Donna

You are still pinching yourself in disbelief that it has been over 30 years you quit. You broke the addiction, you gained a cleaner healthier body and lungs. The tobacco company that has no conscience that someone suffers in...

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