Tara

I started smoking at age fifteen. I used to smoke with a couple other people in high school, but afterwards soon found I was the only "smoker" in university and onwards. People would give me looks when I would excuse myself for a smoke or would shame me if they happened to see my pack laying around. I got tired of wasting my money on something that ruined my health and even though you should quit solely for yourself, I also wanted to quit because friends and family hated my habit as well as the thought of having a child in the future made me think that I would never wish for them to have a mother who smoked during or after pregnancy. I started smoking out of sheer curiosity, now I am quitting because it isn't worth the money or the lost days of my life to continue with this bad habit.
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Tara
Edmonton