I had a relapse after a month of quitting and it has taken a few months to get back on track. Im on second day of not smoking and I swear this is the last time. I will never pick up another cigarette. My lungs are of the age of an old lady and I am only 39 who smoked three packs a day for 24 years. I m not going thru this again it is too hard and i want to move on in my lifeView Thread
Thank you.... unfortunately I have had a set back but I have my patch back on and Im trying again for the millionth time. I have a 5k to run with my family next Friday so that should keep me quit until then. My husband has been very gracious in his support for me and has joined in one 5k race already with me. I have a lot of support at home but.. My biggest problem is after all this time I have not learned how to deal with my stress when it comes up. I don't know how to get past it. I walk,run,read,and play solitaire to get thru without my cigs but sometimes that is not enough. I try to lose myself in work but again sometimes not enough. My entire family were or are smokers and we were also all very athletic but realizing that many of my family member has died or has become ill with COPD or Emphasemia from smoking I do not want to keep repeating history. I'm 39 and I feel if I do not beat this habit now I will be next. I have felt the effects of my cigarettes over the years, 24 years to be exact and 3 packs a day. I will not quit trying and I know that I will succeed and my mom who is 68 is also trying to quit whom currently has COPD. I hope that we are both successful one day and can conquer this horrible addiction that has controlled us for too many years. Thank you for your support and I will keep trying.View Thread
I want a cigarette but keep fighting it. I ran a 5k,read, do 2 to 3 miles everyday whether walking or running but negative thoughts are constantly there. Im afraid I will not make it this time.View Thread
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