I am 49 yrs old. That was one of my reasons also. My sister (51yrs old @ the time) quit after a stroke. She gained alot of weight also and I really didn't want to. After several episodes of bronchitis and sinus infections and circulatory problems with my legs, along with high blood pressure and heart disease, I asked my cardiologist for Chantix. Did the 1st 30 days and was still smoking. Then I saw a commercial on tv where they showed people who had lost their legs and finger tips from smoking. That did it. It has been 9 days w/ Chantix. It has been difficult @ times. Like you, cigarettes were my friend. Bored, light a cig, after a meal, light a cig, talk on the phone, light a cig. But I'm trying. I am eating alot but I was doing that before. Determined to cut back n eating and exercise and stay occupied. Good Luck!View Thread
I have tried to quit numerous times. I've recently had problems with bronchitis and sinus infections. I also have circulatory problems with my legs. I saw a commercial on tv. where people had lost their limbs due to smoking and it was the final nail in the coffin. In addition I have high blood pressure and family history of strokes. @ 49yrs old, I have decided to quit after 30 yrs. My cardiologist prescribed me Chantix. This is my 2nd time. It has been 9 days and I have not had a cigarette. The Chantix makes me tired but it is worth it. I am slowly seeing a difference in my body. I used to not be able to walk a block w/o my legs killing me. I have times when I want a cigarette sooo bad! But the longer I go w/o one, the more determined I am. If anyone wants to take this ride with me, you can contact me @ my email. and we can support each other. Wish me luck!View Thread
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