Not a Quitter

Did you quit school? You are seriously jeopardizing your future!! Did you quit your job? Something must have been very, very, very bad there! Did you quit the Gym?? You fat lazy bastard. But did you quit smoking? Why, good for you dear!

I did not quit smoking.

It infuriates me that even the decision to stop using a product has been marketed in such a way that it becomes propaganda for that very same product. No, I did not QUIT smoking. I am not a quitter! I just stopped smoking¬†cigarettes. Like I stopped drinking Coca Cola a long long long time ago.¬†It would be weird to say “I quit Coca Cola” or “I quit meat”, wouldn’t it?