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Posted in Reasons to quit 04 Mar 2019

I am 58 years old and smoked for 43 years of that, smoked between 15 to 30 a day. Tried many times to give up prior without success. Was diagnosed with emphysema back in September 18 and gave up cold turkey that day. Now six months on have lost all cravings for them, even with my wife still smoking in the house and around me. Feel so much better, exercise and walk ever day to help keep my lungs clear, best I've felt in years let alone saving heaps of money. Stay strong and you will succeed, get that nicotine monkey off your back once and for all. Cheers


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  • Champix champion, South Eastern Sydney March 04, 2019 | 22:55
    Good work Wazza. It Will be great to look back in six months and say I did it
  • Happiness March 05, 2019 | 2:56
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story Wazza. . Hopefully your wife will also follow suit like both my hubby and now daughter has. Anyone can quit smoking when they believe. We are proof!
  • Geo March 05, 2019 | 6:36
    Excellent so pleased for you. Have you noticed that your cough, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath have decreased? Keep up the great quit !
  • Wazza58 March 05, 2019 | 9:10
    Cough, sinus have definitely gone, fatigue and shortness of breath are still there given that I have emphysema, but nowhere near as bad as I was six months ago. I started exercising straight after my diagnosis and have seen great improvement in fatigue and breathing ability from when I started. I walk around 5km every day (weather permitting) and mix a bit of cardio work in with that, never felt better. I would like my wife to quit as well, but that is her choice and for her to decide when not mine. looking forward to the next however many years of being smoke free.
  • Nuts March 05, 2019 | 13:52
    Hi Wazza58. Congrats on your quit journey. You have done really well. Good on you. Your wife will quit when she is ready. My husband quit 4 years before me. I was so proud of him, but couldnt seem to do it myself. He never nagged me, just said i would know when the time is right. I thought, How will i know?, until one day i just decided out of the blue, that now is the time. Weird but true. Your wife will know when the time is right for her. Congrats again 🤠😀

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