From smoker to quitter

Yes, I smoked my last cigarette almost 2 months ago, the day after I promised my son Kurt I’d quit. Other than this commitment to my family, I don’t think any other major reasons or health concerns could have convinced me to stop, but I’m so glad I did. I’m no chain smoker either though I have been smoking cigarettes since high school. But like my drinking binges, that I rarely do now, I only smoke on occasion, though lately I have developed this weird habit of only smoking at home, making it even much worse than chain-smoking someplace else.

While it wasn’t exactly difficult for me to quit smoking, I realized that that will also make it easy for me to keep the bad habit. So aside from enjoying the welcome health benefits, I use the free iOS app Since iQuit (screenshots above) to monitor the stats of my smoke-free lifestyle, including money that I save from being a quitter. The amount is not that much but that’s nothing compared to the long-term benefits of clean living.

Yes, even that has an app.

Carl C. Lozano (aka Daddy C or CCLozano) is an Operations Management and Customer Service Professional, currently the General Manager of HSNI and Founder of IGersManila Philippines, one of the pioneering communities in Instagram, open to Filipino Instagram’ers (IGers) and phoneographers around the world, with its longest running photo challenge – the #IGersManila #9pmhabit – becoming the daily visual storytelling habit that continues to yield positive interaction online and offline. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

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