Skip to comments.Anyone who smokes please stop smoking
Posted on 08/09/2017 9:27:30 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
This is posted under vanity Please anyone who smokes please stop I have had health problems associated with smoking and cost a lot of money. Almost lost my left arm
hard to quit.
Almost lost my left arm from blockage in artery if I kept on smoking.
Subclaivian Steals Syndrome is very serious.
Please stop smoking.
I stopped cold turkey 4 months ago.
Killed my dad about two years ago now. He still kept smoking, even while on oxygen. Sad.
Don’t I know.
It was either cigarettes or my left arm, I kinda like my arm.
The first 8 days was the hardest.
BTW ? I did vote for Trump
vape. that sh*t works.
Smoking took my Mom :-(
Asbestos and smoking took my Grandpa :-(
(shipyard in WW2 and later a boilermaker)
I stopped in 1982. I would love to smoke again if I could limit it to maybe three a day, but I know I can’t, so...l
Smoked for 50 years and quit cold turkey one day on a foreign business trip. I never knew how easy it was for me to quit. Should have quit a day after I started smoking cigarettes while still a teen.
Havent smoked in 4 months.
In the past year and half I had lyme disease twice.
Why did you smoke cold turkey? Was it hard to keep lit?
I never smoked but my brothers did.
They stopped recently when both encountered serious heart and lung issues, both related to smoking. Sadly I think it will be too late for my older brother.
After smoking for 50 years, I switched to vaping. It was the best thing I ever did. I vaped for close to 5 years and loved it. I dropped the nicotine amounts gradually and got to Zero nicotine and still vaped for a few months and then quit.
If you smoke cigs, switch to vaping.
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You bad boy. LOL!
In less time than it takes to watch a sitcom, your bodys already getting better. After 20 minutes, your pulse and blood pressure start to drop back to normal. And your hands and feet warm up to their usual temperature.
By the end of a work day, you have half the amount of nicotine and carbon monoxide in your blood. Why does that matter? Carbon monoxide is a chemical in cigarettes, and it crowds out oxygen in your blood. That causes problems from your muscles to your brain because they dont get the oxygen they need.
But as the chemicals levels drop, your oxygen gets back to normal.
On the flip side, its likely you already feel some early cravings and doubts. Thats normal. But they usually last just 5-10 minutes. To get you through, try to find ways to distract yourself until the feeling passes. You could try making a craving playlist, chewing gum, or sipping water.
Halfway through your first day, your carbon monoxide level is back to normal. And your heart will thank you. Now it doesnt have to pump so hard to try to get enough oxygen to your body.
If you smoke a pack a day, youre twice as likely to have a heart attack as a nonsmoker. But go one full day without a cigarette, and youve lowered your chances. Thats huge.
With 2 days down, treat yourself to something tasty. By this point, your senses of taste and smell get sharper as your nerve endings start to heal.
Your bodys also busy with a lot of cleanup. Your lungs kick out mucus and other gunk left from cigarettes. And you dont have any more nicotine in your body.
This is also about the time when the toughest withdrawal symptoms show up. You might feel anxious, dizzy, hungry, or tired. You might get headaches or feel bored or depressed. Its normal, but its also makes it a lot harder to keep from lighting up.
Stick to your plan. Go to a movie or a store where you cant smoke. Lean on your support network, whether its friends or family who are rooting for you, an app, or a free call with a quitting hotline, like the National Cancer Institutes quitline (800-44U-QUIT).
If you have asthma, your symptoms may get worse around this time. That can be confusing, but its part of the process and wont last much longer. Youll likely see improvement by day 3. You can talk to your doctor about how to keep your symptoms in check.
By the end of day 3, you breathe easier and have more energy. Your lungs start to recover and will keep getting better.
2 Weeks - 3 Months
During this time, you make huge strides. You can do more because your lungs are stronger and clearer, and your blood flow has improved. You can exercise without getting as winded. And your risk of a heart attack goes down even more.
Youve also made it through the hardest part of withdrawal.
Even so, youll probably still get cravings. Everyone has different triggers for wanting to smoke. You cant stop all of them, but you can stick to your plan. Ask for help if you need it. Think about the money youre saving. Or try 10 deep breaths, nice and slow.
At this point, you can take deeper, clearer breaths. Instead of hacking, you cough in a helpful way that actually clears things out. That helps you get fewer colds and other illnesses.
Youll also have more energy.
At the end of year 1, treat yourself. Youve reached a milestone. And your risk of heart disease is now half of what it was a year ago.
Your chances of a stroke and cervical cancer are now the same as a nonsmoker. And compared to when you first quit, youre half as likely to get cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, or bladder.
Compared to someone who still smokes, youre now half as likely to die from lung cancer. And the chances youll get cancer of the larynx (voice box) and pancreas both drop.
Finally, after 15 years of not smoking, the chances that youll get heart disease are the same as if you never smoked. Your body has done a ton of recovery and healing.
When you start out, it seems like a long road. But at 15 years, the headaches and discomfort of those first few weeks are a hazy memory. They can seem unbearable at the time, but you can get through it. The rewards are very real and clear.
WebMD Medical Reference | Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 17, 2016
I meant I quit smoking cold turkey.
Had no choice the doctor told me it would mess up the proceedure I had with a implant of a stint.
I hate Plavix blood thinners.
My parents, two sisters and my only brother all smoked. I never smoked. Both my parents, and one of my sisters died of lung cancer. My father was 72, my mother and sister were 69. Five years before my sister died of lung cancer, she was diagnosed with four aneurysms in her head. One was so bad they had to operate and tie off the inner carotid. She'd stopped smoking cold turkey at that time, and never picked up another cigarette. But lung cancer got her anyway. She died on her birthday. My brother died of a massive heart attack at age 51. My oldest sister died of a stroke at age 74. I just turned 70, and have my own set of health issues.
I can’t have anykind of nicotine it will mess up the stint that they placed in my uppper shoulder.
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