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Congrats to Rick + A Great Idea


First off, congrats to Rick Latona on his great personal accomplishment – he quit smoking and hasn’t had a cigarette in 3 weeks. Three weeks might not seem like a long time, but it is forever for a smoker, especially considering all the stress that comes with managing businesses. The first few weeks after quitting smoking are generally the most difficult when the body craves nicotine, and once over the initial hurdle, the rest is just mind over matter, and we know Rick is a determined person.

From a domain perspective though, Rick’s decision to launch a website on is also equally good. When you build a website on a topic of interest, it makes it much easier to write articles and provide insight, which is something people will surely find interesting. Rick will be able to parlay advice from his quest to quit smoking, and others will be able to learn from this.

Soon enough, with a strong (and growing) user base, Rick may be able to sell products like books, patches and other products to help others kick their habits. This will further motivate him to continue not smoking, as people will look to his success to create their own success stories (not as if he needs added motivation though).

Double congrats to Rick, and all the best to him in both efforts.

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Comments (6)

    I recently quit smoking also just before Christmas – It is hard but the best thing I have done!

    Congrats too Rick and Good Luck with his venture – Im sure it shall work out!

    April 8th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Jeff Jones

    Thanks for the update! I was thinking about this yesterday and was wondering how he was doing. I am happy for him.
    Rick and others: I’ve heard that your health improves almost immediately after you quit. Way to go!

    Found lots of interesting things when I Googled:
    “health improvement after quitting smoking”

    (Forgive me, I AM a librarian in real life.)

    April 8th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Think Local

    Replace a dirty unhealthy habit
    with a clean unhealth habit
    You are all class Rick

    April 8th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I quit domaining… For like a few days… One time..

    I swear!

    It was hell but I went without registering a single domain for what seemed like forever!! Yup.

    April 8th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Cancer Lips

    This guy is all hype and manipulation. He cannot even try to quit smoking without having some profit -making scheme connected to it. Makes you wonder if anything he says is true.

    You read that someone is trying to quit smoking and wish him well, and the next thing you know you are caught up in the manipulation and hope he starts back up again.

    April 8th, 2009 at 10:14 pm


      @Cancer Lips

      Rick is an entrepreneur and backs up what he says.

      I believe him because I’ll bust his balls if I see him smoking, and I am sure others will. I know it’s tough to quit smoking and I am hoping he continues to be successful – if not for himself, for his kids.

      April 8th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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