Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Oct 5, 2014

You don't have to hate smoking to quit smoking (But you can if you want!)

I love the smell of cigarette smoke wafting on the breeze on a summer day. I loved it before I ever smoked and I'll probably love it until I die. That smell does not make me a slave to cigarettes. It does bring back memories of smelling it on the beach long before I was a teen and of what I was doing enjoying the sunshine, body surfing 10 hours a day by the pier and then going body surfing at short street (Oceanside Blvd now) with our dad after he got home from work. What I'm saying is you don't have to hate smoking to quit smoking.

Why should I disconnect the enjoyment of memories the smell of cigarette smoke on the beach as a youth stirs up, just because I smoked for 40 years?

Quitting doesn't require hating smoking. You can pick and choose what stirs those memories and let the ones you don't want go back in the vault.


*another quitting myth debunked