Once a Quitter, Always a Quitter – How I Stopped Smoking Forever

Once a quitter, always a quitter. How Nicorette helped me to stop smoking forever. #WhatsYourWhy
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  1. Kristen says:

    I’ve never smoked a single cigarette. i too grew up with smokers in my family, and learned of the health risks, so I didn’t want to get hooked. I have seen people quit cold turkey and some have quit with Nicorette, and the later definitely seems easier.

  2. Natalie says:

    I have personally never smoked a cigarette but my Grandpa quit the moment my nephew was born. The sight of his first grandchild made him realize that he wants to live long enough to see his grandkids grow up. He has not smoked since then.

  3. heather says:

    I am getting ready to quit because I hate the smell, getting tired of hiding it, costs too much, way unhealthy, turns your teeth yellow.

  4. Erika says:

    I don’t smoke, but my dad has been a lifelong smoker, and it scares me so much. I wish our family could be his reason!


  5. Lisa Brown says:

    I have never smoked a cigarette; My parents smoked for years, the house filled with second-hand smoke, both finally quite years later are are healthier for it.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  7. Julie Wood says:

    I sure loved smoking when I did it! I stopped smoking for my kids. I just could not have the second hand smoke around them anymore, and I felt problems in my throat. I quit for good years ago!

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  9. Steve Weber says:

    I’ve never smoked, nor do I plan on it – my reason to quit would be family and friends

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  10. Mami2jcn says:

    I’m not a smoker but I wish my brother-in-law would quit. It sets a bad example for my kids to see their uncle smoking.

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  12. Madeline says:

    I haven’t smoked, but my brother-in-law did. His reason to quit was his own health and his daughter’s.

  13. Jessie C. says:

    I am not a smoker, the reason I persuaded my grandfather to quit was for the good of his health.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  15. Amy Tong says:

    My reason was simple, for the health of myself and my loved ones around me. It’s not fair that they have to take my 2nd hand smoke, that was why I quit. 🙂

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

  16. Elizabeth pergande says:

    I think it is so inspirational to read about how people stopped doing something they loved. This story will impact others to choose a healthier lifestyle. truckredford (at)Gmail(Dot)com

  17. Susan Smith says:

    I don’t smoke, but my Mom recently quit smoking after smoking since she was a teenager. She quit for her health and because it is so expensive and she would rather use that money for other things.

  18. natasha Lamoreux says:

    I have tried to quit but have been unsuccessful. I do want to quit for my kids and husband on top of the benefits it will have on my health.

  19. Anastasia Falling says:

    My reason to quit was so I could feel better! I wanted to be able to breathe again! 🙂 To not get winded climbing the stairs! 🙂

  20. maria cantu says:

    A reason to stop smoking would be my kids.

  21. Kelly D says:

    I was a social smoker only and I no longer smoke because I have kids now and it doesn’t appeal to me.

  22. Michaela Kay says:

    I was a heavy smoker. OH sure I quit when I got pregnant with both of my sons but went back to smoking again. My hubby and I tried to quit, two kids, money’s tight we didn’t need to waste money and kill ourselves. Finally my health drew the line, my gallbladder was full of stones, blocking ducts and causing me a very serious infection in my pancreas. A very rough week in the hospital, fighting the infection and having my gallbladder removed, and I came out a non-smoker. It’s been 8 years since both of us quit smoking for good.

  23. Tina M says:

    I do not want my son to see me smoking!

  24. Gina M says:

    I am not a smoker, but I didn’t take it up because of all of the scary health effects and the factor of it being so addicting. Congratulations on quitting!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  26. Sheila K. says:

    I quit smoking 5 months ago, cold turkey, after smoking for 48 years. I did so because I wanted the rest of my 60s and beyond to be as healthy as possible and because cigarettes have gotten to be so very expensive. Not smoking has been relatively easy, actually, and at this point I rarely think about having a cigarette at all. Wish me luck!

  27. Jeffrey says:

    I was never a smoker but my mom was and she quit in her early 40’s for her health. I’m kind of surprised she was able to because she had been doing so since her late teen years. She even smoked during pregnancy, it wasn’t such a big deal back then. I always did hate riding in the car with her!

  28. Jamie says:

    So proud of you!! I’ve had asthma all my life, so it’s already been hard for me to breathe. Thankful I’ve never had to stop smoking, but I so wish more would. Thank you for sharing your story with us at the #HomeMattersParty
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  29. Margaret Smith says:

    My reason is for my family. My kids, my husband and myself. My husband and I have struggled with quitting for a number of times. It’s really hard to stop. Right now I’ve made it since Jan. 3rd of this year and each day I take one day at a time.

  30. donna says:

    for the health of my family

  31. Barbara M says:

    My reason for quitting smoking is to improve my health.
    thank you

  32. Morgan says:

    That is awesome! Way to go! Smoking is a tough habit to quit, but certain aids like NicoDerm and electronic cigarettes can make the process much more bearable. Nice work! Keep it up!

  33. Elle says:

    I don’t smoke, haven’t ever tried, never had the desire to and I can’t stand being around those that do when they are smoking – the smell/smoke bothers me.

  34. linda says:

    the health of my new family

  35. Cynthia C says:

    I have never smoked because I know that it can ruin lives and cause so much suffering. I’m glad my kids don’t smoke too.

  36. Kerry says:

    If I were a smoker, my reason to quit would be my family!

  37. OFG says:

    I smoked in college on vary rare occasions. Typically when drinking and in bars. I watched a video once on the effects of smoking on the body over time and even though I rarely smoked I quit on the spot. It was terrifying.

  38. Erica Best says:

    i have never smoked but this post was really nice

  39. Thomas Murphy says:

    I don’t smoke but if I did I would quit because it costs too much and it’s unhealthy.

  40. Whitney Bellows says:

    I don’t smoke – however if I did I would quit to become much healthier.

  41. Susan Christy says:

    I smoked out of boredom and one day I realized my life was wasting away, doing nothing productive. I threw out the cigarettes, got back into reading and hobbies and back to enjoying every day.

  42. latanya says:

    I do not smoke. They showed us many videos in school on the impact they can have on your life and the lives of others.

  43. sandra says:

    my kids are my reason

  44. CR Williams says:

    I never had a problem with smoking before.

  45. Thuy Vu says:

    My health is the reason why I quit smoking.

  46. Ellie Wright says:

    I’m not a smoker, but my husband quit 10 years ago. he quit for health reasons, and now he is so much healthier and enjoying our grandchildren.

  47. Stephanie Phelps says:

    My reason to quit is because of my health and my kids!

  48. Linda says:

    My reason, finally was the chronic cough, it was embarrassing.

  49. Denise L says:

    Luckily I’m the one with the mother who smoked like a chimney but never started smoking myself. Kudos to you for quitting. I know it’s hard. I’ve watched a lot of people close to me quit or try to quit. You really have to do it for yourself.

  50. Tabathia B says:

    My family history of cancer is a great motivation of not to smoke

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  51. Tabathia B says:

    My family history of cancer is a great motivation of not to ever smoke

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    1. Tabathia B says:

      pls delete duplicate comment

  52. Cheryl B says:

    I’ve never smoked, but my sister has struggled to quit. I hope she finally kicksmthe habit.

  53. Tina W says:

    Watching the health struggles of my former-smoker Dad (including having a leg amputated) would be enough to motivate me to quit!

  54. Janice Cooper says:

    I never smoked, but my mother-in-law smoked for years. She quit smoking around 5 years ago to live a healthier lifestyle. which really helped her breathing get better.

  55. Debbie B says:

    I am so happy i have never smoked – my grandparents both smoked sp much that i never had any desire even to try it

  56. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    I need to quit for my health… my breathing isnt all that great…

  57. Shawn Gallagher says:

    My cough was getting bad so I started quitting already

  58. angie says:

    I have never taken a single drag off of a cigarette. Growing up watching my dad hack and stink and me being sick with allergies until the age of 11 when he moved out was enough to keep me from ever even trying it. They say that, if your parents smoke, you either become a smoker or become a militant anti-smoker. I am def the latter. Kudos to you for quitting. I know it is so very difficult to do! My dad was able to do it for years at a time, after his heart attack, but he still died smoking.

  59. amanda whitley says:

    i have never smoked but my husband does and i tell him all the time the kids need him to be around long so that is why he should quit

  60. Sarah L says:

    I can’t stop smoking because I never started.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  62. Terry Stevens says:

    My reason to quit smoking is I want to live and after having breast cancer, I need to stop smoking.

  63. Great share dear !
    Really motivational and Inspiring !
    I really appreciate you talking about this! Some of the things you posted about, came across as a surprise to me.
    I will definitely have to look into this, and see if it would actually help me save.

  64. I don’t smoke but my cousin does. She was an ex smoker for 7 years. She quited after finding out her dad got a stage 3 lung cancer, and she was pregnant in her first child. And I’m glad she manage to get away from that addiction.
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  65. Susan Smith says:

    I have never smoked but both my parents did. They both quit when they started developing health problems. Their reason to quit was to get healthier. My SIL recently quit after smoking for over 30 years.

  66. Dee says:

    I don’t smoke but I would love to get my friend to quit since she’s trying to get on a healthy track.

  67. Dee says:

    I tweeted for an extra entry. Thanks for the chance!

  68. LAMusing says:

    My vision is getting very bad, my clothes all smell of smoke and I ca’t afford it anymore! So this is the month!

  69. Living healthier is going to help me enjoy future grandchildren and life in general!

  70. sandra says:

    to provide a healthy environment for m ykids

  71. sherri crawford says:

    to see my grandkids grow up

  72. Jammie says:

    I quit smoking several different times. I quit 9 years ago and did good for 8 years, then things got so hard on me, smoking was the only thing that kept me from crying. I need to stop smoking again because it has a big impact on my breathing and I want to be here for many more years to see my daughter grow.

  73. ellen beck says:

    I quit after my husband had a heart attack . While he was in the hospital for a week, I stopped smoking except in the basement when I would run home to feed thee animals. It is yucky down there. By the time he got home, I had quit. I knew I couldn’t smoke ever again because he stopped- he got patches while in the hospital

  74. This is a fabulous blog-post. I really like this post and Very appreciate it.
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