It's been said that at least two sets of seasons are needed to identify all the smoking triggers. (see The Two Sets Of Seasons ) Since I quit Christmas Day last year, this is my very first Spring as a non-smoker. I'm on the lookout for the bad guys!
Did a bunch of yard cleanup with my step daughter and her fiance, who just happen to live next door. They both smoke. I noticed every single time they stopped for a cigarette break. Sometimes they didn't even stop, they just dangled the smokes from their pursed lips. They looked ridiculous. "Don't burn your hair!" I laughed at them.
The next day, they came for Sunday supper as usual. We talked longer than we normally do, so they stepped outside for a quick smoke. My step daughter asked if I minded. "No, of course not, go ahead," said I. And I didn't mind one bit. For myself, that is. I do mind that they still smoke, but it's up to them.
Today is a gorgeous day. I went out to the porch and saw where their two cigarette butts were lying in the ashtray. For a split second I wavered, like I was a teenager again and I'd actually pick up someone else's discarded butt and smoke it. What? No. I gingerly picked them up, brought them inside, ran them under the faucet and threw them out. Bleccchhh.