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Reader Stories: My Goodbye to Smoking

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Saying goodbye to smoking involves more than physical recovery from nicotine addiction. For most of us, letting go of the habits that surrounded tobacco use signals a powerful emotional release similar to being liberated from a destructive love relationship.

In that spirit, readers have shared poignant letters to an addiction that enslaved them for years:

Goodbye and Good Riddance! -- Letters to Nicotine Addiction

If you're so inclined, please share your own goodbye letter using the form below. We'd love to hear from you.

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Share with readers how long you smoked and why/how you quit smoking.
Write your letter directly to your smoking habit. Describe the enslavement you felt and the freedom you've gained.

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Any advice you can offer others who want to shed the addiction to nicotine?

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