After 53 years of smoking daily I quit cold-turkey on July 12, 2012. Since that day I have battled numerous problems that in one way or another sprang from my 53 year addiction to nicotine. I have written about most of the negative results from smoking that I have had to deal with. If you are interested in reviewing them just enter TheOldPhart in the "Search entire site box at the top of the page and click on the magnifying-glass icon. You will also note that there have been numerous good and positive things that have resulting from my quitting. Well, the day before yesterday I received a call from my second eldest granddaughter. She called to tell me that I was going to be a great-grandfather for the third time. I have to tell the world that she made me happier than you could imagine with that news. I am now 73 years old and have completed 7 years smoke-free as of this past July 12th. If you read all of my previous entries, you will understand just how lucky I am to still be here to tell my story and offer updates. This most recent call from my granddaughter is an excellent example of why you should quit and why you should stay quit. Regardless of the tough spots . . . regardless of the low spots . . . life always seem to hold some form of ultra-happy motivation in reserve for us. My chances of living to hold my third great-grandchild are far better now than they were prior to July 12, 2012. Make no mistake about it . . . you can quit and you can stay quit. I am the hardest hard-case you will ever run across and I promise you that YOU CAN QUIT! Do the search I suggested above and take the short time required to read my postings. You won't be sorry.
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