The day I realized smoking wasn't cool

November 20, 2014 1:35 PM

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The day I realized smoking wasn't cool

Editor's note: November 20 marks the Great American Smokeout, a day when the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to quit. Carolyn Choate is a TV producer and freelance writer from Nashua, New Hampshire. She quit smoking 28 years ago today. Choate first shared her essay on CNN iReport.

November 20 -- the 37th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout -- marks my 28th anniversary without a "cancer stick."

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