I have copd with a lung compacity of 20%. I was a smoker but quite about 12 years ago. I used the patches that I got from a small clinic in my town. I had to check in every week to get my patches. I didn't want to tell them I cheated so I never cheated. Everyone was so nice and never blamed me. The told me it was ok if I failed. We would just start over. The thing that helped me the most was a little picture I drew. It was a line drawn down the middle of a piece of paper. On the Left side Listed the good and the bad of smoking. On the other side I listed all the good things for not smoking. In the middle of the line was a door. All I had to do is go through the door when I was ready. I made it through the door! Another thing I did which helped was to write my cigerattes a letter listing all they have done with me. Then how in time they weren't welcome to be my friends. I told them good bye and that they must leave my live. I mourned for them for the were my closest friends. Please let yourself mourn for they have been your friends for a long time. They know more about you thananyone else. Thanks SammycalleyView Thread
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