It's national quit smoking week again.
I smoked most of the major brands, filtered and non-filtered. Tried menthol, didn't really like those but I'd smoke one if I was desperate enough. Did the roll your own thing. I could roll a smoke with one hand. I also had one of those mini automatic cigarette makers where you load a blank tube into one side and the soft, sweet smelling luxurious tobacco into the other. In a satisfying shick shick mechanical motion not unlike cocking a gun I would make myself my very own dart of death, and cheap too.
I had a pipe for a while. A pipe is the ultimate portrayal of the educated smoker who has advanced their carbon monoxide connoisseurship beyond that of the pedestrian inhaler.
Quitting smoking was one of the best things I've ever done, but it wasn't without challenge.
Rather than re-write my quit smoking experience, here are links to two posts where I relate what I went through..
No safe level of cigarette smoke