Quit Date January 18, 2010Today I will not take the easy way out that leads to DESPAIR. Today I will do the hard thing that leads to JOY. I can have urges and rewards or I can have smoking and consequences! "While some discomfort may be involved in giving up cigarettes, it is insignificant compared to the pain and suffering which can be caused by continuing smoking. Physical withdrawal from quitting will normally peak within three days, and totally subside within two weeks. Diseases such as emphysema, heart disease, other circulatory conditions and cancers involve months or even years of long term suffering. These pains are much more severe than anything encountered while quitting. The biggest difference, though, is that these diseases have the full potential of permanently crippling or killing their victims."