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I am not quite 60 but have smoke more than half my life. I had quit before but being younger it never quite stuck. Past winter I had the one strain of Flu (I did have my Flu shot) then back to back case of Bronchitis. My coughing was so bad for two months, that my ribs were hurting. Lung X-Ray "ok" (I would assume for a smoker" but my Physician had asked me prior to have a CT Scan of my lungs due...
I think that my own journey is more of one of miraculous benefits.
I feel so much better than when I was smoking. It is a pitfall by humanity to encourage smoking. As the gateway into so many drugs, what can people do to not make the world so overly excited by cigarettes? I really don't have a precise answer, being a simple-minded individual. Some genius has the answer.
I went from smokin...
I have been going through the stories & came accross a couple of things that I just wanted to let you folks who wrote them know that I found them helpfull.
Sweet Tea mentioned accountability & that is huge to me. It is one of the characteristics I tried very hard to instill in my children. I believe that a person is very much responsible for their decisions ("You can't blame some o...
I know to drink more water. It is also good to cut a straw in half to chew on when on the phone .
Although i found myself on a quit site the first day i woke up and didn't feel like a cigarette due to bettering my health with a lung cleanse, I instantly saw that what i had doubted for years was possible... I could quit smoking if i really wanted to.
One of the fears of quitting is the time left on your hands. What will you do to fill those voids?
I had quit my part time job at the same ti...
Within the link to Allan Carr on Reddit r/lastsmoke I came across a very interesting view of Allan Carr's method of having you successfully quit smoking. While it doesn't work for all, a debate broke out. Regardless Allan shared his thoughts and what worked for him, and i personally think he is spot on with great advice.
Here is what one commented about the book.
His method is more like .. ...
Any help I need to stop. Tips etc
Only day 1 but determination
Today marks seven years of being nicotine free for me. At 2:30am on July 12, 2012 I had what my cardiologist considered a massive heart attack. I was told at the time how lucky I was to survive such a heart attack. Having lived through it . . . I believe what I was told whole heartedly. Since 2:30am on July 12, 2012: I have had a stent inserted into one of the arteries in my heart. Three other ar...
I want to quit smoking for my health, my family & for money.
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