I started smoking when I was 8 years old. I smoked for 32 years until I was 40. Quitting smoking was the most difficult thing, and one of the most beneficial things I’ve ever done for myself. People always talk about it as being a bad habit, like a dirty habit. Dirty and bad habits are things like leaving your undergarments on the floor when you leave for work in the morning or not covering the cap of your toothpaste, which we all hear of. Smoking is an addiction for most people. And it is not only an addiction but it is the most addictive drug; nicotine is the most addictive drug that there is. There are many different ways to quit smoking. Some people quit cold-turkey, although very few which means they just throw out their cigarettes and never look back. To me that means they were never addicted to begin with. They were just doing it to fit in, or because they were used to doing it. Most of us need a lot of help in quitting smoking. And there’s a lot of help out there for you. There are groups, there are nicotine replacement therapies, there are other medications. Either way, don’t give up and keep trying cause the benefits are unbelievable.