Friday, January 23, 2009


As many of you know, I am very proud that I quit smoking in 2006. In the midst of very dark days of grief and loneliness I set a goal for health and life. The day I chose to quit was Tom's Birthday - or the anniversary of Tom's birth. A gift to him - a gift to my children - a gift to myself. Now April 23 is a day to remember how fortunate I was to have him in my life and also to celebrate my liberation from nicotine addiction.

One of the most amazing supports during my journey to ditch ciggies was QuitNet, an online support and education site for those who are thinking about, actively engaged in or have already quit smoking. It really made a difference for me. If you are getting ready to or are in the process of kicking the habit - drop on by - QuitNet works!!

I will never smoke again - how do I know? I will never have one puff!! I am liberated. Here are my quit statistics, which I received this morning from QuitNet.

Your Quit Date is: 4/23/2006 9:35:00 PM

Time Smoke-Free: 1005 days, 13 hours, 32 minutes and 19 seconds

Cigarettes NOT smoked: 15083
Lifetime Saved: 3 months, 25 days, 5 hours
Money Saved: $3,395.25

I choose Life.


  1. Awesome, my friend.

    I'm glad I'll have those 3 extra months getting to know you :-)

  2. A support group is always good no matter what you are trying to achieve..I'm glad you found yours.
    It's always good to look back and realize that you made the right decision..
    Good Job and I know you will live the Life that you chose to the fullest.

  3. Suzann....I can't tell you how in awe I am of your achievement. I have never been a smoker, so I don't know 'first hand' how terribly hard it is to quit (I have the food issue thing instead); but I have had A LOT of smokers in my life that have been very close to I certainly have seen it up close enough. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. Congratulations sweetie!!! You have done a wonderful thing for yourself and your health...and you are such a cutie too. I know your family must be very happy that you made that decision. Cheers my sweet friend.... Love, Joy

  4. WOW! That is FANTASTIC, Suzann....It makes me wonder what my STATS might be had they been tracked...November 12, 1970,,,My first smoke free day and I was up to 4 COUNT THEM 4 packs a day....!
    And here I am......STILL Smoke Free!
    CONGRATULATIONS to you my dear Suzann....I remember when you bit the bullet, as they say....!