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Old 05-22-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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i have smoked for 40 years and i have been want to quit but sometimes i wonder if the damage is done and dont know what to do i am 54 but 40 years is a long time and i know it must smell awful on my clothes and things but i dont know if it would help my healh after smoking so long any advise

 
Old 05-22-2007, 08:24 AM   #2
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Sharon, I never think it is ever to late. It's been one month for me know still hard but feel so much better. The one thing that I thought would never leave were the urges, but they do come fewer and far between. That was my biggest fear. So give it a shot and I really think that you could really surprise yourself. Best of luck

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Old 05-22-2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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hey Sharon I have been smoking about 30 years, This is my 6th day smoke free! I don't think its too late I think only good can come from it. and you will feel better physically and mentally Give it a try...what do you have to lose but the cigs?

 
Old 05-22-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
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thanks for the quick reply i think its more the lenth of time i smoked just wondering if the damage is already done but i think i will give it a try how are you both coping with stopping i did stop before when i was 27 and didnt find it hard att all in fact i was surprised because i found it so easy but i went back on after 2 years

 
Old 05-22-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
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For the most part I am finding it it ok but for some reason today I would love to have one, but I know I can't and won't. This past weekend I did't even think of it but two days later I find it harder. GO FIGURE. I am eating a lot today but hopefully will work it all off at the gym tonight. Hope to see you on the board again. Good luck

 
Old 05-22-2007, 10:32 AM   #6
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I still have remind myself that I don't smoke sometimes like after I eat or I pick up the phone, those are times that I would smoke and not think about it. now I have to think. I'm doing ok and I am proud of myself for getting this far.

 
Old 05-22-2007, 02:11 PM   #7
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thinking back to when i stopped before i got cravings for about 3 months but they just flip in and out of your head they were very easy to handle because i was determened i had stopped i am finding it harder this time so dont make the same mistake i made i was of for about 2 years and thought i would just have a couple on a night out and i would stop next day that dosent happen here i am 20 years later finding it even harder to stop again

 
Old 05-22-2007, 06:52 PM   #8
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Sharon
I have smoked since I was 15 and that was 45 years ago. I look at it this way it is so much easier living life without smoking.Many hotels and restaurants do not allow smoking and certain towns do not even let you smoke even outside (CA). If you have grandschildren like I do it is so much easier being with them instead of having to have a cig and sneaking out.Health wise I have the same concerns as you do but my husband stopped smoking 29 years ago and in 2005 was diag with LC. I have been smoke free for 6 weeks and life is just so much easier. Try it use any method you want what do you have to lose? I can tell you that you have everything to gain though. Good luck.

 
Old 05-23-2007, 02:28 PM   #9
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sorry to hear about your husband that must be awful for you i did stop today i thought i would let everyone know so thats me gone 24 hours i havent smoked i hope i can keep it up i am using the inhaler and patches hope everyone else is doing well

 
Old 05-23-2007, 02:40 PM   #10
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Good for you and you will not be sorry sharon.

 
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