I quit smoking in 1978 and I have been teaching smokers and chewers how to quit ever since.
When I was a smoker, I used to measure my time in terms of cigarettes.
No Minutes in my day … just cigarettes.
NO minutes in my day just cigarettes!
I taught High School for 7 years and in between each class on the breaks I would tear down to the women’s faculty restroom (you could still smoke on campus in those days) and puff down a couple of cigarettes, use some breath spray and run back to teach.
Then I worked as an education consultant and I would teach elementary school teachers how to teach nutrition. Half way through the workshop I would put on a film about how to eat a balanced diet and I would run out and have a cigarette.
After a while it became incongruent to smoke. I was starting to wheeze a little and I smelled bad.
But to tell you the truth, the main reason I decided to quit smoking was I attended a lecture at The University Of Washington Medical School and they said that if you were on birth control pills you should not be a smoker. That is when I decided I would quit!
I teach teleconferences (over the telephone) to people all over the world and I absolutely LOVE to help people quit smoking and chewing. It gives me energy!