But when I received an email asking if I'd spread the word about a non-smoking campaign, I ignored it at first. That would be pretty damn hypocritical of me, right? After all, I've been smoking for many, many years.
While I haven't been a "full-time smoker" for quite a few years now (if ever, really), it's the non-full-timers that are exactly what this particular campaign is about - those damn social smokers. You know who you are. I considered myself to be a social smoker for a very long time as well. But not anymore. In fact, I haven't had a cigarette in over a month and a half.
I've been out at bars and not given in to the craving, and know now that I'm fully capable of ignoring the annoyingly insistent need to smoke. Am I saying I'll never have another cigarette for as long as I live? Nope. I can't say that without consulting my future self. But since I don't consider myself a smoker of any kind anymore, it seems like the right time to share this campaign with everyone - because if I can stop being a social smoker, anyone can.
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