JoAnne's Story

Discussion created by JoAnne-Set-Free-May-14-2008 on Jun 4, 2008
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2008 by JoAnne-Set-Free-May-14-2008
Well, I started smoking off and on after graduating from high school. All through my marriage I smoked until my children developed asthma while were were stationed in Germany. My youngest son suffered the most and my husband and i decided we needed to quit smoking to save our sons' lives. We quit then. When we came stateside, my sons didn't suffer as much with asthma problems. I took up smoking again because of the stress in my marriage. My husband didn't. We went through a lot of ups and downs before and after my husband returned from Desert Storm. Our marriage was over. I raised my young sons on my own from the ages of 8 and 11 until the became grown men, now 25 and 28. My youngest son who is currently in the military has always let me know how much he loves me and cares for me. When his older brother left (he was also military), the youngest stood by me and we helped each other. My youngest has been after me for years to quit smoking. This past year he has really let me have it. I told him that I would quit when I was ready to quit. He sent me some "Commit Lozenges" to take. I told him I might use them. I decided on my own that I would ask God to help me. I knew I could not do it on my own. I prayed about it and I noticed how I was slowly smoking less and less and then I saw the becomeAnEx commercials. I joined and then one evening (May 15, 2008) at 8:15 p.m. I took my last puff. I threw away the empty pack, and the ashtray and anything that would remind me of smoking. The rest is history. Today, I've been smoke free for 20 days