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Old 04-05-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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Cool And then what?

One of the things that helped me quit was focusing on good things that would come my way as a result. When I had (or have a craving), I try to think about one or more of the good things to come. I incorporated other methods as well, Chantix, the inhaler, exercise, as well.

I found the following on an insurance company's website. I can't vouch for the accuracy, but it sounded reasonable to me.

20 minutes after your last cigarette:
• Your blood pressure returns to normal
• Your pulse rate drops to normal
• Your hand and foot temperature rises to normal

8 hours after your last cigarette:
• Your blood carbon monoxide levels drop to normal
• Your blood oxygen level increases to normal

1 day after your last cigarette:
• Your chance of heart attack and stroke start to decrease

3 to 12 weeks after your last cigarette:
• Walking and aerobic exercise become easier

1 month after your last cigarette:
• Your circulation improves
• You feel more energetic

1 year after your last cigarette:
• Your risk of developing coronary heart disease drops by 50%

2 years after your last cigarette:
• Your risk of death from heart disease declines by 24%

3 years after your last cigarette:
• Your risk of heart attack and stroke approach that of someone who has never smoked.

Good luck to all that are struggling to quit today. Don't give up! You CAN do it. Minute by minute.

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Old 04-05-2007, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: And then what?

Hi quitter4life!
Welcome to the message board!! Glad to see another satisfied Chantix user!!

Thanks for posting that!! It has been a while since I did. A lot of the new quitters need to know that stuff. It is so encouraging!!

How long have you been quit?

I believe that a positive attitude and positive feedback are keys to being successful in your quit.

Please keep posting and let us know how you are doing in your quit.


Old 04-07-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Cool Re: And then what?

Hi! Great postings. I like to be reminded of the benefits of QUITTING. Monday will be 2 weeks QUIT for me and I can already tell that I am having a bit more energy and I feel a bit more clear headed. Congratulations on your QUIT.


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Old 04-07-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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Re: And then what?

Welcome quitter4life! Congratulations!! Thanks for the great information! How long have you been a Quitter? Keep coming back!

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