21. A Breath of Fresh Air

Sam was so proud of himself. He had two years without smoking a cigarette. At the of 14, Sam was already puffing away on favorite brand of cigarettes, Marlboro. Even though people to be over the age of 18 in to buy cigarettes, Sam knew of a few that sold cigarettes without checking identification. Sam had seven years smoking, he was 21 when he to quit.

Sam decided to quit after discovering had been coughing blood. He would get tired , and he noticed his teeth were getting really . Whenever Sam would hang out with his friends smoked, he would always want a cigarette really , but was always strong and said no when offered him one. Before Sam quit, he would through a pack of cigarettes a week. The of cigarettes usually cost him $5.25.

As a to encourage himself to stop smoking, Sam decided save his money every week. After two years, took out all his money he had saved not smoking, and saw that he had saved . He decided to buy a bicycle so he ride it for fun and for exercise. As started riding his bike more frequently, he noticed he didn't think about smoking anymore. He didn't a cigarette when he would hang out with friends that smoked.

Sam would ride his bike the morning because he loved getting a breath fresh air. In the past when he smoked, only time he got a breath of fresh was when he went out for a cigarette. enjoyed being outside breathing in the air that hit his face as he rode his bike the town.