Been a smoker for 30 yrs. Have asthma and copd. Was hospitalized in aug of this year was told by dr i need to quit or die. Im having a hard time. Any advice?
Welcome. You have come to the right place. It gets easier when it gets easier. If it was easy, no one would smoke. I had to promise myself, "No matter what I wanted, no matter how I was feeling, a cigarette would not be the answer." I honored that promise to myself. That was 6 years ago. I smoked for 52 years. I also have Asthma and COPD. Many of us here do. You can do this. Coming to this site everyday is a huge part of our recovery.
yes i have quit as of aug 3 2019 when i was hospitalized. I've been on nicotine patches since. It's very hard but I am hanging in there. I still have the craving.
Hi there... have you quit? For how long?
As Barbara145 said, it gets easier when it gets easier... it is different for every one. The promise is, and I personally guarantee it.... it DOES get easier. For me it was "slowly but surely", no wake up one day free of smoking craves or thoughts, but gradually it did get to where I could look back and say "Today isn't as difficult as last Monday" (for example).
I don't have asthma, but do have severe COPD and today I go for tests for follow up to see if my lung cancer caused by smoking is still gone. Quitting is the most important and beneficial thing you can do in your life, and the initial struggle is more than worth the benefits to follow.
It really does get easier!! When it gets easier...
Many of us were in the same spot you are in now
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COPD, asthma, etc and being told the best thing we can do for our health is quit
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