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"Why I Smoke"



My cigarettes are my friend


The risks are exaggerated


My lungs can handle a little smoke


Get real! That's just a picture!


Not me! I blow out most of the smoke!


I don't see any changes in my body


It helps me concentrate and think better!


It gets my blood pumping!


I just can't see it!


It's just tobacco. It's not like I'm a real drug addict!


Well, my family still loves me


Well, my pets certainly do!


I'm in my prime!  Why should I worry?


I can afford it


I thought you meant the cost


I'd miss handling the butts


It only affects me - no one else


I've got plenty of time left to quit


Heck, I probably wouldn't even be missed


I tried to quit a thousand times


The truth is, I can't quit




"Why I really smoke"





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WhyQuit.com's coffin bannerWhyQuit.com   WhyQuit is the Internet's oldest forum devoted to the art, science and psychology of cold turkey quitting, the stop smoking method used by the vast majority of all successful long-term ex-smokers.

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