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Earlier this year, before surgery my anaesthetist approached me and said “Do you know it is much harder for me to keep you stable because you are a smoker”
I was really shocked and so ashamed.
Today filling out my anaesthesia forms I declared myself a non smoker!
I was so proud and relieved. Very empowering 😊
I’m Erin, I’m 41 from nsw. I started smoking when I was 15!
I have a beautiful 5 year old girl and I’ve been smoking for all these years. I really want to give up smoking but having some difficulties. Would love to share and hear your stories.
Drink plenty water
Hi all! I am wanting to join and write to the group to make me accountable this is my first time after numerous attempts. After smoking nearly 20 years did give up for 4 years to go through IVF which was successful thinking I would never smoke again. After a car accident have struggled ever since now that I’m 47 need to do this for me and my family. Not getting any younger😂 lost both parents to ...
I tried to quit so many times. Then I got squamous cell carcinoma on my pipeline. I thought it was a little blemish-no big deal. It took a couple of months before it was on my radar, and it was during the pandemic shutdown. It's been over a year now since I had the surgery of removing 1/4 my bottom lip, doing various topical therapies to stave off any recurrences. I'm not out of the woods yet.
Only recently had my first heart attack, 48 years old and a smoker for over 30 years, waited in hospital for the angiogram results only to find out that they could not stent it and needed a double bypass open heart surgery, this absolutely put the fear of god into me, at my age, no family history of heart attacks and several Drs have suggest to give up smoking over the years, i'm not ove...
I had a mild stroke 12 mobths ago and then covid happened, however as we approach the end of lockdown I realise there is still much more I would like to do in life. Both my children have now left home so now it is my time to shine.
My previous 3 attempt to quit failed.
But now I feel I will quit this time.
I have changed so much since quitting. It has been such a journey. This is the greatest feat I have ever achieved. And it wasn't on my own. The doctors really pushed it. And I was so lucky I listened to them. I am going to go farther than I ever have because I stopped this nasty habit. I'm thoroughly excited to start living again. And that is something. I've noticed so many things about my person...
Hi, I’ve been smoking for 13 years now and I’m just so nervous and scared about quitting. I’ve attempted many times and nothing. Would love to have some support so have come on here. I’ve got chimpax and gum I just feel like it’s been a part of my life since I was 17 it’s going to be really weird and hard.
I have to quit for my health as i have asthma and it is getting worse, i have also lost my job and can't afford it anymore, have to do it as covid has scarred me as well
After nearly 32 years of smoking. I can't do it anymore. It makes me feel like crap. I hate the smell, the taste and I do not want to be a slave to it anymore.
Taking the first steps today.
I had intense back pain for weeks resulting in a severe heart attack at age 51. I had 90% blocked artery and had a stent put in. I have no family history of heart issues, hence, it was likely due to lifestyle. I smoked 30+ cigarettes a day and drank alcohol every day. Specialist wasn't concerned about alcohol or diet. He said "I'm not concerned about how much nicoteine you need to support you g...
I’m certain COVID affects the immune compromised as well as smokers in general. As a smoker I am diverting the energy from my immune system to deal with every cigarette I inhale.
I just want to quit for family a d my own health. Being on a disability pension. It's hard and expensive. Plus I am sick of it.
I started on COPD Herbal treatment from Ultimate Life Clinic, the treatment worked incredibly for my lungs condition. I used the herbal treatment for almost 4 months, it reversed my COPD. My severe shortness of breath, dry cough, chest tightness gradually disappeared. Reach Ultimate Life Clinic via their website www.ultimatelifeclinic.com. I can breath much better and It feels comfortable!
Why waste money on something that’s not doing anything good for you or your family, it’s a horrible habit that we all need to beat
I am a mother of 3 and work full time, I was always sitting around drinking coffee and smoking 20+ smokes a day. My breathing use to get hard I would struggle to go for a walk of have energy to play with my kids. I started my cut down as of this morning as well as my weight loss journy. I have alot of goals and alot to succeed and would love to help others start where I'm at so they to can have a...
It is a better life overall without the temptations of cigarettes. One more thing that I do not need to worry about anymore. It's so much better for my health.
I struggle to do it without patches
I work with children snd keep getting coughs n colds… especially after lockdown when kids are mixing with other kids, doctor jac booked me in for X-ray snd le g function test, must admit I am worried so stopped straight away using cold turkey, on day 8 today…. I have changed routines to help x
For me using a patch and lozenges has helped
I am for 83 days smoke FREE man right now after 43 years of smoking! Obviously my heart attack it was the main reason for it!
Cold Turkey is the way to go, its extremely hard the 1st 2 weeks but after that becomes so much easier! You have your taste back your smell back your health back and you will enjoy your family to the max! I am so happy and I intend NOT to put the cigarette in to my mouth...
I've just reached 2547 days (7 yrs) as a non smoker and I bless the day I stopped - wish it had been 20 years earlier. At today's rate, that means $120,000 not spent on my previous unhealthy addiction.. I was a 40 per day smoker and needed to stop for health and wealth reasons. With the right mind set I found it easy to stop and start stopped. It's a mind thing.
The reason I need to quit is for my health . I have not long been diagnosed, with lupus and chronic pain and smoking doesn't help my disease. Also I want to be around to see my grandchildren grow up.
I've been smoking on & off since my teens, I'm now 54. I quit when I was pregnant & the worst thing I could have done was pick up a cigarette when my son was 11 months old. He is now almost 12 & I have been trying to kick them ever since. I smoke 1-3 a day, I know it isn't much but I just don't want to go there any more. I was doing ok up until 4 years ago, I was smiking a couple of time a week m...
Hey ya all I telling use know the past few days have been hard on me with my health and my lungs aren’t going to good. My beautiful daughters reminded me today why I have to give it up. So if I don’t go on here I’m just not well enough. Monday is going to be by day I don’t smoke.
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