I know that I complain about smoking a lot. Always telling people to quit. I try not to be obnoxious about it. Just when they are about to smoke, I casually say, “You should quit.” Usually followed by “I know.” At least that is what Kevin Kline said when I told him.

I have heard that it is very hard to do. It is an addiction. I can’t say I understand because I really can’t. It seems like one of those things you don’t understand unless you’ve done it yourself.

I’ve never been a smoker, but I was a secondhand smoker for eighteen years. Not by choice. I don’t blame anyone because back then we didn’t really know all the harmful side effects. Having been a secondhand smoker, I’m very sensitive when I am around smoke. It is hard to convince myself to go places where people smoke inside. My clothes smell bad later. I get headaches and feel groggy. It is worse than having a hangover.

It is easy to complain about that. What I forget to say though, is that I’m proud of the people who have quit. That takes a lot. iDad and iPatty quit a while ago. Aunt K is trying since January. I’m impressed. Plus, it makes it a lot more enjoyable to visit.

So, to all of you out there who have quit smoking, THANK YOU!!!!!


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