Every day from now until Spring, I will play a song from each year from 1940-2020. I’ll also write a little bit about the song and why I chose it to represent that year.

I am sadly a former smoker. Not sad that I used to smoke but sad I ever started. I picked up the habit in college everyone in the dorm smoked and the nicotine seemed to calm my nerves. Plus for me, it was a way to be social.  I pretty introverted and it made me feel like I was part of the gang. I smoked about a pack a day from the mid-1980s by the ’90s and 2000s I only smoked when I was out drinking (which was fairly often back then).


But I’m proud to say I haven’t had a cigarette since 2010. I don’t even crave it anymore. I rarely drink anymore but if I did and I was with a lot of people who were partaking I am sure I would crave a smoke. (hopefully, I wouldn’t cave). I don’t miss the hacking and bronchitis I seemed to get every six months. How about you? Do you smoke now or did you in the past? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

3 Replies to “80 years until Spring 1947”

  1. My dad smoked for 40 years. Quit about 18 years ago…I believe, once he hit the 15 year smoke free mark, his risk of lung cancer became the same as that of a nonsmoker. That’s the good news. Bad news is, those 40 years diminished his lung capacity and gave him COPD so he is limited now as to what he can and can’t do. If you get those cravings again, resist…it’s so not worth it

    1. I’m very sorry for your Dad and your family. I’m lad he quit. My Aunt has COPD she never smoked but my uncle was a heavy smoker. (he died of COPD) and now she has it. It’s brutal. My thoughts are with you.

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