Monday, June 2, 2008


First off, let me say that I am not one to lecture about vices. I have more than enough of my own - I once sustained second degree burns trying to deep fat fry a Twinkie at home. However, many of you know that I recently lost a good friend, due in part to a long history of smoking. I'm not going to pretend that there is a single person out there who doesn't already know that smoking is detrimental to your health, so I'll spare you the details. I am well aware of the fact that it wouldn't do any good anyway. After all, several of my friend's close relatives have resumed the habit - knowing full well that they are genetically predisposed to developing Cancer from it.


So, if you are a happy smoker, and content with your habit, so be it. But... if you are a smoker, and wish not to be, you have a long, hard road ahead of you. And I know this may sound silly, but for some reason (Deb?), I really feel driven to post this:

I have a coupon to save $5 on Nicorette 100 ct. or larger. And, if you have a Rite-Aid near you, they have an additional $5 Single Check Rebate available on the 100-120 ct. packages this month. That's $10 to get you started. I know it's not much, but aside from my support, it's what I have to give right now.

I will be happy to send the coupon to the first person to email me (marlylynk at yahoo dot com). Your identity will definitely be kept confidential - unless of course, you would like me to post about your progress (talk about a kick in the pants!). I may not have many readers, but what I lack in quantity, I more than make up for in quality. I'm certain you would receive some heartfelt support.


Aunt Becky said...

While I don't need the coupon, I am quitting. Just smoked my last one.

Marly said...

Atta girl!

KJae said...

Go Aunt Becky!! Wow, what courage!

I've never smoked a cigarette in my life but I have people in my family who have (dad, grandpa). As with any habits it's going to be extremely difficult to walk away. I'm experiencing the same thing right now with another addiction (non-chemical). You have to have support and you have to constantly look FORWARD!!

Great post, Marly! Good goin'...

Good luck Becky (and everyone else up for the challenge).

Lola said...

Very nice of you. If I hadn't quit smoking before I had my son, I'd be doomed to smoke forever.