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Subject:  Re: Fools Kicking Butts Day 3/25/2005 Date:  3/24/2005  7:48 AM
Author:  downisland Number:  42468 of 57414

What was I thinking when I gave in and picked up that cigarette, after 23 years of not smoking?
I was thinking, "smoking looks like fun, I've quit before, I can quit again whenever I want to, I'll just have one". Five years later, I've quit twice in the past five years, (9 months) and (11 months) both times I picked up because in the middle of my divorce with two teenage boys acting up, I felt sad and overwhelmed, the cigarettes were some kind of friend, or outlet. But that is how they fool you. Cigarettes are not really your friend and they are not really fun.
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