Since I began my journey 11 days ago, I never really understood how bad chewing tobacco really was. I just thought it was something cool that gave me energy and kept me awake, but little did I know about the chemicals I was stuffing in my lip. It never occurred to me that this very stuff was trying to kilI me,slowly, one day at a time.On top of the health risks that came with it, I was supporting the BIG tobacco companies and paying their fat paychecks. Man what a Dumbass I was! I had quit on many occaisons but it never lasted more than three days. On July 21, 2012, something was different when I woke up that morning. I had found the KTC website the night before and had started reading HOF speeches, introductions, and also information on cancer. Needless to say it was a huge eye opener for me and I was bound an determined to quit instantly instead of trying to quit.
As soon as I posted my introduction I started getting messages from people I didn’t even know, who offered to support me in my quit. It was overwhelming to say the least. Every since that day I have met some interesting people, all working towards the same goal. We are all addicts that quit tobacco one day at a time. Each morning when I wake up, I get on KTC and pledge I will not use tobacco today because it is my duty. I will not let my brothers down and the mere thought of caving will ruin everything I have worked for, as well as break the barrier of trust. I pledge that I will not use tobacco today. Day 11 Quit Like Fuck!!! To my wife Melissa, and my son Truman, I love you Guys!!!