Quitting Cigarettes: 10 Smokers Who Kicked Butt (or Are Trying To)
Lynne Berney, 39
I started smoking when I was in college and waiting tables at night. Everyone would sit in the corner at break time and smoke, so I started just to fit in. That was when I was about 18. It developed into an addiction, of course.
During my smoking years, I got married and had a baby. My husband hated that I smoked and got to the point that he didn't want to kiss me because of the taste of my mouth. I so regret that I exposed my beautiful daughter to that filth when I was carrying her.
The day I decided to quit for good was my 30th birthday. I decided that I wanted to be able to say "I only smoked when I was in my 20s." I quit by using the patch and prayinga lot. Also, I put the patch in hard-to-get-to areas so I couldn't rip it off easily when I had a craving. I also told myself that those patches were expensive and I wasn't wasting them!
I am almost 40 years old and so much happier now. I have more money in my pocket and get plenty of kisses from my husband!
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