It’s a choice. It’s not an easy choice. But it is a choice. And you do have the power to choose.
Or rather, I guess I should say it’s a series of choices, because it’s not a choice you will make just once. You will continue to have to make the choice. You will choose every day – many times. Each time you would normally reach for a cigarette you have a choice to make.
But you do have the power to make a better/healthier choice.
The ACS and other orgs. offer help. There are plans and tips to help you.
If you still smoke, I hope you will use this day to choose something better. Choose to quit or choose to make a plan to quit. It is the very best choice you can make for a healthier life.
I admit that I don’t really know what this choice is like. I have never been a smoker. Well, there were 2 weeks in 7th grade when I tried to smoke because I thought it was cool. For the life of me, I can’t understand how I ever thought it was cool. But, I was 12 – what did I know? I wasn’t very good at it; I really kind of hated it. So I made a big point of “quitting”.
So, no, I don’t really understand the pull. But I’ve seen very many friends struggle with quitting. And from them I know it comes down to a choice. It’s not easy, but it is a choice.
It’s up to you. You have the power to choose.