I quit immediately when I first found out I was pregnant. Weeks later, following the miscarriage and lonely Christmas, I was smoking more than ever. It didn't take long for me to knock that back to just social smoking, and then quitting altogether when I realized I felt crappy every Monday morning after a weekend of smoking. After that, I found out I was pregnant again, so Clint took to smoking in the bathroom directly under the exhaust fan. He was most certainly a dedicated smoker. I can't say that I haven't had one since I quit in the winter months of 2002, but they are few and far between. Usually when I get the urge to smoke, I will have one, not be able to finish it, and remind myself why I gave it up to begin with.
Clint is now trying to quit. There have been several attempts over the last several years (a nearly successful one after he nearly didn't wake up from surgery because of smoking - I didn't start nagging him to quit till this happened while we had a 1 month old), but he finds it harder to lay down the habit than I did. All parts of life that are routine, have smoking attached to it for him. He wants to smoke after eating, he has a smoke marker on the way home (the amount of time it takes him to drive the distance to smoke on last cigarette), and nearly all of our friends are smokers. So far our kids have no idea that he smokes, but I don't count on that lasting long. I can't definitively say the reason I started was because my parents smoked, but it did play a big part of it, and that is something I never want for my kids. I want them to be those people who can say..."I never smoked".
So Internet, I need your help. We need your help. What can we do to make this attempt THE successful one to officially make the entire Smith household a non-smoking one? Because I want my husband to be there with me when we give our children away, hold our grand-children, and hopefully some day great-grand children.