That same radio program talked about belief. It is our beliefs that shape reality. I know that my mother thought it was almost impossible to quit smoking. ' Fewer then ten percent succeed in quitting' The tobacco corps made sure that lie got out there. When my brother quit he quit because he believed he could not afford it. I quit because I believed my heart and my lungs could no longer afford it. It took proving it to myself step by step that I could do it. Really look at the evidence of smoking and you won't do it. Actively giving myself every thing I believed that cigarette did is an important part of this. I deserve something. I enjoy lots. Social occasions are better. Rewards are more affordable. I am more relaxed. Pain killers come in the form of hugs and music and reading and radio programs. Walking in the country. Birds and beauty. My beliefs shape my reality. I believe that there are predators out there that will sell me drugs that hurt. I bought it. I believed I could get away with it. I believe now that quitting is doable.