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Hot Quit Newsletter, Issue #025 - Newsletter No. 25: Be True to YOU
July 03, 2007
The Ultimate Quit Smoking Guide
A quote to think about...
~ Cullen Hightower
"To thine own self be true"
Each person does this differently and most eventually get there—some finally on their death bed!
The angst some people, especially teens, go through is amazing. Going through life trying to "be" like someone else, trying to be cool, hoping to be liked/loved/popular etc.
Geez the things we humans do!
Remember... at the end of the day, nobody cares for you like YOU do... so YOU'RE the most important person. Others couldn't give a toss whether you are cool or whatever—they are too busy trying to chill out themselves.
So don't fool yourself, look after No 1. Hold your head up high and go for it. As they say: "The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom."
Some observations on smoking
• First, a cheeky answer to smoking ban notices—from the movie Love and Death on Long Island...
Taxi Driver: The sign says 'No Smoking'. Passenger: No, the sign says 'Thank you for not smoking.' As I am smoking, I don't expect to be thanked.
• The British government has ordered all of over 4 million businesses, to carry prominent 'No Smoking' signs on entrances to their premises. Those who already have such signs will have to replace them with new ones of a minimum size, and extend the signage to company cars.
The rule applies to companies even if they have never allowed smoking on their premises, or they face a £1,000 fine. Sally Low, head of policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, has described the policy as "bureaucratic lunacy".
Wait there's more...
• 6 Millions pounds—£1m a week for the duration of the campaign—is being spent by the UK government advertising the smoking ban.
• During 1960/61, the CIA tried seven times to kill Cuba's Fidel Castro, of which the 'exploding cigar' is the most notorious.
Other ideas and trials were: dosing his cigars with a virulent toxin and slipping them into his stash during a UN trip; lacing his cigars with a super-hallucinogen to embarrass him publicly by causing a wild acid trip; sneaking thallium salts into his shoes to make his beard fall out; contaminating his scuba-suit regulator with tuberculosis bacilli; placing an exploding conch shell at one of his favorite diving spots.
Fidel quit smoking cigars in 1987.
Watch those arm muscles
If you quit correctly using the Quit for Good Stop Smoking program this is all dealt with superbly, and you have no desire for your arm to keep going up and down to your mouth.
See you with the next Hot Quit Newsletter.
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