National Non-Smoking Week
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Thank You for Not Smoking During National Non-Smoking Week

Millions of people in the USA try to quit smokine every year. However, only about 8% of the millions that try will actually kick the habit. Support those trying so hard to give up smoking during National Non-Smoking Week.

National Non-Smoking WeekBeing an asthmatic, I fully appreciate when a smoker makes an effort not to smoke around me. Still, though, I always hope that they’ll find a way to give it up. Like other habits or, for some, addictions, smoking is not the easiest thing to give up and smokers trying to become non-smokers need support.

My dad quit smoking cold turkey around 30 years ago and has stuck with it.  While it’s been great for his health, his main purpose for doing it was because the cost of a pack fo cigarettes rose to over $1.00 per pack (insert laugh here). 

I can still remember when he came home from work that first day after quitting.  I was about 2 or 3 years old.  He came in, took off his shoes, and went to change his clothes.  In his work shirt pocket, you could see just the top of a pouch.  My mom at first was agitated because she thought it was a pouch of chewing tobacco.  When she came out, she asked him about it and it happened to be a pouch of Big League Chew (shredded bubble gum).  Needless to say, she was relieved.

I don’t quite know why that particular memory has stuck with me over the years, but it’s a day that I now remember with pride because my dad was able to quit.

If you’re trying to quit or know someone you would like to help, please visit the American Lung Association’s website.  They have helpful tips and guidence for programs or other assistance that may be available in your area.

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