As a 14 year stroke survivor and a smoker of fifty years, this is truly the hardest thing I have ever done. I only quit yesterday, July 16,2018. The cravings are strong. The withdrawal symptoms are ever- present. But, time and money aside, the prospects of lung cancer and COPD are compelling enough for me to take on this fight. I would love to communicate with other quitters. I have a very small support group; I need all the help I can get.
By the way, perhaps my most compelling current reason for quitting is music. I have a beautiful, silver Yamaha Flute. I have been taking lessons for two months and am seeing steady progress. But, I have great difficulty playing long tones and controlling my air flow. Big surprise, huh? Quitting is the answer to my prayer. Please join me in our quit.