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."