Things I don't have to do any more now that I have quit smoking.
* Stand in the cold and rain just to get a smoke.
* Watch the clock anxiously, anticipating when I can have another smoke.
* Get my car interior wet driving with windows cracked during storms.
* Panic because I'm down to my last pack and might run out.
* Pay "addiction tax" every time I buy cigarettes.
* Try to figure out how to remove a burn mark from something.
* Clean nasty tar-colored goop from windows and light fixtures.
* Chew gum and spray Febreeze on myself every time I step outside.
* Worry about offending people because I smell like a smoker.
* Hesitate to go someplace if I know I can't smoke there.
* Clean ashtrays.
* Ask people permission to smoke.
* Deal with people who judge smokers as stupid or losers.
* Tell my kids to quit hassling me - it doesn't help.
* Take breaks during walks to catch my breath.
* Schedule entire days and vacations around smoking.
* Worry that my home smells like stale smoke.
* Scrounge up change to buy one more pack.
* Stand outside because I can't smoke in my own home.
* Burn my hair trying to light a smoke, or when wind blows.
* Use the stove or toaster because I can't find a light anywhere.
* Wash my hands every time I smoke.
* Fib to physicians so they won't hassle me about my smoking.
* Cough up "lung butter" like it's normal.
* Decline a job because they don't allow smoking on grounds.
* Don't even try for a job because the ad says, "Smoke-free".
* Buy tooth whiteners to get rid of smoke stains on my teeth.
* Deal with headaches from smoking too much.
* Try not to wince when I inhale smoke so I don't get wrinkles.
* Feel ashamed for littering when there's no ashtray.
* Burn holes in my clothes and upholstery.
* Just knowing Mom is disappointed and hurt because I smoke.