A Letter To My Children

Dear Girls,

Hello my darlings, let me start off by saying I love you all very much. You three are the reasons I get up each day and the reason for my continuous smile. I am writing you this letter not only to let you know how much you all mean to me, but also how I feel about smoking.

I have never denied that smoking is a bad thing to do; even when I was younger I knew it was wrong. But now that I’m older and I see how you all feel when daddy and I smoke it hurts my heart. And I wish that I never started. But now that I have my three beautiful princesses asking me to stop and seeing you cry when I put playing on hold to have a cigarette, makes me know I need to change my ways. Continue reading

Cigarette Packaging

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I saw this picture above going around on social media, and it really got me thinking. Anyone who has read any of my previous posts, knows I am not a smoker anymore. And for those of you just joining now, go take a look at my other posts and check out my story!

I personally agree with the point this picture is making. It is not fair to single out smokers by putting these pictures on their cigarette packs. It is not just smokers that are indulging in something that causes harm to themselves and/or others. I think that they were on the right track bringing in the ‘gruesome’ pictures to cigarette packaging to try to scare away younger people who may not be fully informed of what smoking can do to them. Continue reading