Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Reasons for Quitting

So why do I want to quit? Everyone has their own reasons to quit smoking. For me, there is 1 main reason...we are expecting our first child in September. Since I started smoking because my father smoked, I do not want to make the same mistake. Of course there are other reasons that I want to quit smoking...my health, my wife's health (even though I do not smoke around her), and the increasing cost of smoking. But the main reason for me quitting is our son. I don't want him to become a smoker because his dad was. I don't want his health to suffer because of me. I want to be there to watch him grow up, graduate high school, graduate college, get married, and start a family of his own.

Smoking has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Cigarettes have become kinda like an old friend. They were there for me in both the good times and bad. But the time has come that I need to say goodbye. I know it is going to be a hard and long goodbye, but it has to be done.

In my next post, I will share my methods of quitting.


  1. I have been trying to quit smoking for a long time. I used to smoke about a pack and a half per day. Now i'm down to a pack every 3 days. Keep it up and you can quit!!!! Don't give up.

  2. That made me cry... WE LOVE YOU DADDY!

  3. In one way, we are similar. I have also started smoking because my father was smoking. I have stopped the same because of thinking about my kid. Nice to see the same here. I am feel sad about thinking myself on how I waste money and time by smoking.