Re: Smoking and COPD
I am trying to quit now. I am 42 with early COPD. I get bronchitis now more and more. I have it now again.
My mother smoked for 40 years. We kept taking her to the ER for bronchitis she could not kick. The doc told her, "I can treat you. You will come back. I can treat you again. One day you will not check out."
I was looking right in her eyes when he said that. She walked out of there, went cold turkey and never looked back. She hasn't smoked in three years. And she is all over me to stop too, and God knows I am trying.
I started using SmokeStik and I quite like it. It's expensive, but so are the medical bills I've had from CT Scans, lung xrays, blood draws, etc. It actually tastes really good. I wish i could go cold turkey like her but she rocks, I am much weaker in the head than she is. I might add that she also has MS. The lady is almost 70 and she's a lumberjack, you'd never know her age, she is so much fun.
I needed a crutch. She did not. I don't know you but I do know this, as a fellow person with COPD. If you stop now, your condition won't get any worse than it already is. You can work around it, I would hope.
Try the SmokeStik if you can or gut it out and think about how wonderful it will be to breath well, to not wake up with your lungs hurting.
I have some friends who were hardcore 3-pack-a-day smokers. They used Chantix. They haven't smoked in two years, both of them. They were on the drug just one month. I have been too scared to try I suffer from anxiety and depression, I'm afraid that's the wrong choice for me. But, maybe you can look into this ?