29 July 2012


I've talked a lot about how I used to smoke and quit about 20 years ago. I was a heavy smoker, a heavy smoker. But I finally managed to quit and I am so glad I did. There are so many benefits to not smoking; health, money, etc. When I worked at Walgreens last year I discovered how expensive smoking really is. I would see people, homeless people, coming in scrounging up change to buy cigarettes. That is sad. I know very few people who smoke now. My neighbor smokes but he's a jerk so who cares. There is one teacher at school that smokes and I was shocked, shocked when I found out she smokes. She goes for car rides at lunch time so she can smoke. That was one of the things I hated most about smoking, it absolutely takes over your life. You have to plan when you are going to have your next cigarette. Now it's even worse with all the smoking restrictions. We used to be able to smoke in the offices I worked in. Then they said you couldn't smoke inside, no problem we just went outside. Now you have to be 25' from a doorway. When I worked in a highrise downtown, we had a little smoking area right on our floor. That wouldn't work anymore. Anyway, us non-smokers have been working on this teacher for 3 years now to try and get her to quit. She keeps complaining that beating smoking is just too hard to do. She teaches middle school!!!! Quitting smoking is too hard??? I don't think so. Anyway, we keep at her. We are back to school tomorrow and I was thinking about her. I wonder if she managed to quit over the summer?

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