No Smoking

One man's journey through the haze of butting out.

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Name: Dana Lee

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Second Hand Quitting?

Interesting development. My wife, KK, who smokes about a pack a day, has my old Handspring Palm PDA (old reliable black and white version.)

She asked me last night how easy it would be to download Mark Jordan's book onto the PDA, to read through at her leisure.

I'll give her the file today...!

Week Six - New Found Energy

I had to look up what week it was, because I'm starting to lose track. This may be a good thing, since it doesn't really seem to matter to me anymore. Have I really quit this time? I think so!

Strange energetic things are happening with me lately. I have cut down on drinking as a side effect to stopping smoking - they so often went hand in hand. I'm getting more rest, and more really deep, rich calming sleep, too. In the mornings, I wake up refreshed and really ready to tackle the day, indeed, even take on more and more projects.

Where did all this energy come from? Honestly, I feel about ten years younger (I know, that's such a cliche, but it is the way I feel these days...)

I guess if they went on about this in the no smoking books, we wouldn't believe them. "Oh sure, you're just saying that to get me to quit. I've got lots of energy already [koff, koff]."

(Silkquit sez I've not smoked around 500 cigarettes by


Monday, October 10, 2005

Mark Jordan Comments

Ya gotta love the Internet. This is a comment that came in the other day, attached to the first entry in this blog:

Hi Dana,

Just scanning the net and see that you have stopped smoking - excellent! Thank you for telling others about my book - it has now passed the 30,000 download mark (1700+ from alone)

Good luck for the future!

Mark Jordan

So, I guess "No Smoking" has been found by Google...


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Four Weeks

Yes, for those of you who are's been four weeks, finally. According to Silkquit, I've saved about one day on my life, and about 350 cigarettes, and about $100. That's a lot of smokes.

Let's see...1 day a month in longevity, I'll probably live another 30 years anyway, that's about 360 days, which means I should live another year by not smoking. Hmm...that's not that much, and I wonder with what quality of life my 80th year will be, anyways. At least I won't be hacking my lungs 30 years. Quality of life becomes somewhat relevant...however, by that time, I will have not smoked 126,000 cigarettes. Gee, that seems rather significant. An eighth of a million ciggies...

Do I sense relativity here?