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No amount of nicotine will fix the virus. More nicotine will however hasten likelihood of early death and delay any quit attempts possibly for a long ime. The only time we will have no more stress in our lives is when we are dead. Cigarettes merely delay any other thought processes. Solve absolutely nothing. Having wasted time and more money by inhaling smoke means that we would find ourselves ba...
Folks - here in the USA we are about to hit a significant increase on CV-19 numbers. We are just getting our hands around testing capabilities.
What happens next is we will panic, impacting the global economy and increasing stress, anxiety and you guess it - the use of tobacco to manage stress and uncertainty.
Be strong people, this is the exact type of event that will drive us back to the c...
Go for long walks, listen to music, multi vitamins, lots of water, exercise, get minties
I believe in the mindset and that positive thinking will make quitting smoking so much easier. Accepting the truth about ourselves and smoking makes you want to end that relationship. Wanting to quit is crucial in succeeding. Why suffer unnecessarily? Please take the time to identify with Allen's thoughts. Don't just skim, but absorb the information. I hope it makes a positive difference in your...
Each time you smoke, you are:-
1. Literally burning a part of your hard earned money
2. Feeding dangerous chemicals to your body
3. Going away from lofe with each puff
4. increasing the risk of unhealthy death
i believe none of the above is warranted in a sane person's life
Thanks to those that have responded to my stories. Does anyone know a way to respond directly to people that comment on your story?
I was diagnosed of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2012 at the age of 63. I had been a heavy smoker, my symptoms started out with dry cough and shortness of breath, i ended up in the hospital, on a ventilator. I should have known it was coming, but like most smokers, thought it would never happen to me. My COPD got significantly worse and unbearable because of my difficulty catchi...
Most of the withdrawal and recovery issues are well published and no surprise but at weeks 10-12 I started having excessive sinus drainage and mucus, sometimes bloody, build up in the back of my throat (Not coming up from my lungs). My Doctor assured me that this was actually a good indicator of tissue rebuilding throughout my upper respiratory system that may continue for several weeks. Periodi...
So this Easter it will be 2 years since I Quit smoking. No cravings, no desire to smoke. Sometimes I'll smell it and think oh that's nice and other times think it's awful. I had a rough year or so due to having to learn how to cope with stressful situations without smoking but I really feel so free now. I get to finally live the life I'd always wanted. Lungs that let me jog and climb mountain...
I noticed that I am also having some really bad dreams/nightmares. Do others have this as well and, if so, how long did it last?
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