Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Kicking the Habit
I have recently quit smoking. Recently meaning I haven't had a cigarette in a year and a half. I started quitting in December of 2007 with the help of a well known drug that many of you have seen advertised on TV. I started taking it in mid-December. While taking the drug, I was still smoking but it seemed like I didn't need to smoke as much. About the middle of January, I bought a pack of my favorite cigarettes at my usual cigarette buying spot. I made that pack of cigarettes last for two weeks. After I smoked the last cigarette, I was finished with them. I no longer had the urge to smoke and haven't had one since then. What's really strange is I didn't start smoking until I was 20 years old. I was always so against smoking when I was a kid as both of my parents smoked and it used to drive me crazy when riding in the car with them. To this day, I'll never know why I started smoking in the first place. I'm glad I quit, but I only hope 20 years of smoking hasn't done too much damage to me. I've been hearing a lot of talk about anti-smoking laws and such, which to me are just another infringement on our freedoms by government. I am not a smug self-righteous ex smoker who lectures people on the supposed dangers of second hand smoke. I really do not care if other people smoke around me as long they don't blow their smoke in my face, which is the epitome of rudeness in my opinion. I think a business has every right to either allow smoking or ban smoking or provide a smoking section for their customers who smoke. The government does not have the right to tell anyone what they can and cannot do with their own business establishment or property.