Blog Post created by Sootie on Jul 16, 2013

If you love music as I do, you may find that music….especially music from your past…is a trigger for your smoking craves. I am quit for three + years, but listening to Janis yesterday I was hit with the biggest desire to be barefoot, in blue jeans, sitting with friends, singing to a guitar and SMOKING! However, because I am quit for three years, I was able to brush it off easily with a small smile…..five seconds….tops!

But a line from one of my favorite Janis songs hit me in a new way and I thought I would share it with you…….”I would trade all of my tomorrows, for a single yesterday……….”


In 1970..…I thought it was a great line and of course, Janis is singing of love…not smoking……..

BUT, using the line in a different context, when we are smoking we are trading all of our tomorrows.  And, if you are romancing that time when you smoked; if you are on here saying…”but I really love to smoke”; if you are thinking “I just need one” ----YOU are trading all of your tomorrows for a single yesterday.

Don’t do it. It’s a great song; she was a great artist……….God rest her soul……but don’t do it.

Stay Strong!