My Dad was a long time smoker. He was told to quit for years and finally when his health got worse, he quit cold turkey. This was in 1994. My Dad had a stroke in 1999 and passed away 2 weeks later, I watched him everyday, slip away. This should have been my first wake up call. My friend whom I met when I started volunteering for our local food pantry in 2003. JoAnn died of lung cancer right before my eyes, I still kept smoking. I got the flu, rarely get sick and it happened on Christmas day. I coughed and coughed and decided I loved my lungs and quit on the morning of New Years Eve. I am still strugling, smoked for 35 years. I took the patch off around the 15th day, and cravings got so bad, I put it back on four days ago. I have tried this so many times....Like Mark Twain said, "Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a Thousand times." Everything about me is about healthy living, this is a hypocritical part of me, I just want to go away. Thanks for listening! Shelley Jo Namaste'View Thread
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