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Debbie Colgrove

Sewing to Quit Smoking

By June 5, 2008

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No I'm not going to nag you if you are still smoking. I managed to quit after 35 years of sending money up in smoke. We have since used all of our smoking money to have an enviable home gym and are working on undoing the effects of smoking.

Given the new highest tax in the nation that went into effect in New York on cigarettes this week, I thought I would take a minute to offer anyone still looking to quit some hand sewing projects. Hand sewing keeps your hands busy which I found very helpful through the worst part of quitting.


June 7, 2008 at 10:23 am
(1) Gloria says:

Congrats on stopping smoking… it is really good to know of someone who is making this important change. My health if poor (never smoked) with problems that will not go away but make my quality of life less and less in spite of all I do. My dad died from lung cancer last year. It has been hard for my mother after 59 years of marriage. It was hard to see such a strong person go through that… Congrats again! Of course, now your sewing projects will smell nicer too!

June 9, 2008 at 7:34 am
(2) Judy Yakuboski says:

this is a great idea. I do sew and craft but never looked at it as a help for getting rid of cigs. I am in a spot now with either quitor go on oxygen. I’ll try some of this. thanks judyyak

October 26, 2008 at 11:49 pm
(3) Carol says:

Hi Debbie
Good for you on quitting smoking. I quit 4 years ago after 53 years. My secret. go on line till the feeling goes away. I have never even been tempted. My main reason for quitting was the price rise. One dollar and then another dollar a pack. I just got angry that noone was objecting.

carol in Chicago

June 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm
(4) Gary Neal says:

Do you have tips for me to help me quit smoking? I don’t know how to sew, but I really would like something like to this to keep my hands and mind busy. I really want to stop. Please help.

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