Reaching The Goal
What rubbed me the wrong way was that it was usually given by those who didn't smoke and/or never had or by those who had quit and hardly experienced any problems or withdrawal symptoms. Having tried to stop smoking several times, I knew I would be in for a very long, hard battle in order to finally be successful.
Even with the knowledge of all the health issues these tobacco products could cause, and those are a lot more then just lung cancer, I was never able to quit my smoking addiction and I can totally understand, sympathize and empathize when people simply can't seem to find the motivation to make it all the way to the end and fail to reach their goal time after time.
No, I still am not 'nicotine-free', but at least I have reached the point where I am no longer inhaling all the carcinogens which present a health risk to myself and others around me and I consider that to be a step in the right directions. Eventually, I will get there!