I’ve had a complicated relationship with tobacco products over the past five years or so. I began smoking cigarettes in college because many of my coworkers/friends did. I stopped smoking them a little over a year ago and fully transitioned to Juul pods. Today is the day I’ve decided to stop smoking them entirely. They waste my money, take up a lot of time, attention, and energy, and they stand in the way of me spending time with my family and friends. I know they are bad, intellectually, but I still fear life without them. I have my boyfriend’s support (I told him about my goal today) and understanding. Today has been difficult, filled with inexplicable urges and irritations, but I know I can prevail if I have support and can focus on developing other more productive habits. Here’s to today, and many future days free of nicotine.