I Quit and So Can You

I had my last cigarette on December 14th, 2008. I had bad asthma issues, but I never let that get in the way of me smoking. I didn’t start smoking until I was almost 19 years old. I had just found out my cousin was murdered and I got really depressed.  So what better way to relieve stress then with some nicotine.

With having breathing problems I was always getting broncular pneumonia 3 to 4 times a year, and everytime I was put on steroids to help strengthen my lungs, each time the doctor told me I better quit or I will end up dying sooner then I should. Well that didn’t really effect me. My father in law even passed away in 2007 from lung cancer. I wanted to quit, but it is hard when you have done something for so long.

I tried to quit once before when I was pregnant with my daughter, but as soon as we moved away from my family when she was a month old I couldn’t take it no more and I started smoking again. This time is the longest I have not smoked for, and I have no plans to pick up and start again.

On December 8th, 2008 my father in law would have been 58, I ended up going into the ER, because I had a bad boil on my butt and it hurt. I was also battling bronchitis at the time, so I was having problems breathing. Well they put me on some medicine, I do not recall what it was, but it made cigarettes taste nasty. So on December 14th of 2008 I smoked my last smoke, and I do not regret it. I can breath better now, and I feel a lot better. Now only if my husband could kick the bucket habit.

I want to let everyone know who is trying to kick this habit, is it is possibly you just have to have will power and strength.  

P.S THANKS STEF for pointing that out. No I do not want my husband to kick the bucket lmao.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. Bloggymommy says:

    So proud of you for quitting! I hope you continue to have amazing success in living a healthier life.

    At the end, do you mean you hope your husband kicks the habit? lol Not the bucket! ;)

    Thanks for participating in my Kick the Butt Campaign! :)

  2. I am still laughing… I can not believe I put the bucket. My fingers sometimes move faster then my brain :)

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