My name is Kevin Foster. I smoked off and on (mostly on) for 35 years and quit too many times to count. I tried everything from cold turkey to hypnosis to the latest “miracle cure” (from nicotine replacement therapy to prescription drugs), and yet I always ended up going back to smoking again in the end.
Until this time. I smoked my last cigarette on November 19th of 2001, and I’ve never looked back. As I write this, I’ve just passed my 10th anniversary of being free.
What I’ve learned after all those quits and all those relapses is that it’s easy to quit smoking; what’s hard is to stay free once you quit. But I finally figured it out. Because I had to: in the fall of 2001, I was diagnosed with emphysema and told that if I didn’t quit smoking, my breathing would get worse and worse until eventually I’d suffocate, even if I was on oxygen 24/7.
And I knew this wasn’t just a scare tactic: I remembered a friend’s father who had emphysema and was on oxygen 24/7 (he had one of those oxygen tanks on wheels and the rubber hose up his nose); the only time he turned off his oxygen was to smoke a cigarette. Eventually, the smoking killed him, and it was not a pretty death. I knew I didn’t want that to happen to me, and so I determined right then that I was going to get quit and stay quit.
Ten years later, I’m still free, and I’m making this site to show you how to do it, too.
Well, I guess you know enough about me now to decide whether it will be worth your time to stick around and see what else I have to say.
I hope you do.