As you've probably heard by now, cigarettes contain all types of chemicals, carcinogens, radioactive materials, and even heavy metals. So, for this year's Great American Smokeout (GASO), I'm asking that you incorporate one more heavy metal into your routine - Led.
Many smokers don't know this, but Led Zeppelin's "I Can't Quit You Baby" was rumored to be sung as a treatment for a nicotine addiction.
That's right, smokers love their cigarettes, and many of them can't quit their addiction cold turkey, even when they know that smoking will mess up a happy home, and possibly make you mistreat your only child with second hand smoke.
Now, I realize that stopping cold turkey could leave you moaning and groaning, so I'm also asking you to put your cigarette down, like Robert Plant sings, just for a while (one day).
Why? Because most successes in life don't occur in just one single instance.
Success in anything takes a series of what I call "baby steps" to accomplish. For example, it takes baby steps to attain a college degree, it takes baby steps to master a trade, it takes baby steps to become a winning athlete, and so it often takes baby steps to finally give up smoking. With each step achieved, your goal becomes a little easier.
The first "baby step" towards quitting smoking altogether is to prepare yourself mentally, and choose a date when you'll begin. Take that first step and choose to "start" to quit smoking on November 17th, during the GASO. Call your local quitline for free guidance and support.
Trust me. Little by little, your chance for complete success improves by leaps and bounds.