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Soon I'll be able to call myself a quitter....and I'm actually happy about it

So, back in December I heard about a Tobacco Cessation program offered at Reid Hospital.  I've been wanting to quit smoking for a long time, but every time I have tried I have failed.  I want to be healthy, I want to improve my running and skating, and I don't want my kids to watch me smoke and become smokers themselves.  I also hate how I smell when I smoke and have spent so much money on cigarettes over the years it disgusts me.  When I looked into this Tobacco Cessation program I saw that it wasn't just people telling you to quit, it's led by former tobacco users that have struggled just like me.  It's not just people telling me to quit, it's people devoted to helping me quit.  It's a support network. This is what may help me be successful.  This may just make me a quitter.

I also found that Reid Hospital is offering a lung scan for just $49 so I got one.  You can watch the video at .  I was more than nervous to get the results of this scan, as I've been smoking a pack a day for nearly twenty years.  The lung scan itself was a simple procedure, I didn't have to do anything special but show up and they took care of me in less than fifteen minutes.  I received my results in the mail in a week, and I'm happy to report that my scan results were negative.  That was the last little bit of motivation I needed to quit.

I registered with Reid Hospital for the Tobacco Cessation program.  It's super easy to do.  It does cost money though, it's $115 up front.  But most insurance companies will reimburse you the expense to quit smoking through a program such as this upon completion, as it will save them money in the long run.  Even if you don't get reimbursed isn't it worth it?  Isn't changing your lifestyle and making yourself a healthier, happier you worth $115?  I think you are worth it.  Won't you consider joining me?  You still have time to register, you just need to call Reid Hospital Central Scheduling at (765)983-3358 before 5pm today...and be ready to quit.  The "Learn to Live Tobacco Free" class is every Monday afternoon 5:30-6:30pm. 

Let's do this together...let's kick this as a team.  I'm coming????

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Comment by GINEVRA on January 20, 2012 at 12:00pm
I am with you Jess it is such a hard habit to break .. Good luck to you!
Comment by Josh Stiens on January 17, 2012 at 7:32pm

Jessica this is great! You are as a super role model for your children and others in the community. Our health is our number one asset, and quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Comment by Judi Willett on January 17, 2012 at 9:12am
Good for you, Jessica! You're a great mom and how wonderful that you're doing this not only for yourself, but for your kids, too. Excellent example!!!

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