Tuesday, January 19, 2010
That's right ... I'm tired of cigarettes. And probably tired, because of cigarettes, because of all of the oxygen they're depriving me from. And tired of waking up coughing in the morning, reaching for the very thing that continues this yucky cycle. I need to quit, I know I do.
On a positive note, I thank the people out there who have finally started making positive commercials that might actually encourage me to quit, rather than trying to scare me with the awful statistics that I already know and tell me all the rotten things I already know about smoking.
I don't even remember whether it was a public service or whether it was for a drug or for a nicotine-replacement aid ... But I remember seeing a commercial last night where an older woman was blowing up a huge balloon, then, when she got it blown up, a little girl cheered, "Grandma, you did it!" and when she took the balloon, all the air came rushing out of it.
I think those of us who haven't yet been able to quit the habit need more positive images like these - something to show how great our life can be without cigarettes, rather than just constantly reminding us how terrible life is with them.