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Day One Without a Cigarette

I’m a bit anxious and more than a little irritable. I have had a pounding headache since about noon. The weirdest sensation is a feeling that I am forgetting something very important that I should be doing. I have no interest in talking, and most noises bother me right now. I would love to be able to fall asleep and …

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Heart Wrenching Rescue Story

Anyone that knows me at all, already knows that I have a very special place in my heart for animals, especially dogs. Living with my daughter Haley, is what I would imagine it would be like to live with Maya Dolittle. Animals of all types just seem to be drawn to her. Every animal we have ever owned has been …

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Setting the Plan in Motion

Part of my plan to quit smoking included scheduling an appointment with my doctor to discuss possible options that might help me get through the process without turning into the Wicked Witch of the South. The problem is, I am one of those people that simply cannot stand going to the doctor. Actually I don’t much like visiting anyone with …

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The Decision To Quit Smoking

It has been nearly 34 years since I picked up my first cigarette in the sixth grade. I remember being intrigued by the television commercials aimed at women (You’ve Come a Long Way Baby) and I truly believed that it made me look sophisticated. By the time I graduated from high school, I was smoking a full pack of cigarettes …

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Preparing to Quit Smoking

As I record my progress through every step of this process of to quit smoking, I hope that those of you with this same overwhelming desire to quit will share your progress with me also. Together, I firmly believe that we can do this. For me the first step was making the decision to quit smoking. I truly believe that …

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