Hi Jas and congrats!!! Truly good news and I hope you are still doing wonderful! I believe everyone has different withdrawal symptoms. You may want to call your doc or go in for a physical, just to get the all clear! As I said everyone is different so check with the doc, but as far as your health goes, you are in the right direction!! Congrats again, and please let us know how you are doing. View Thread
If you smoke, you've likely heard the pleas from friends and family to quit. You probably know that smoking makes heart disease, stroke, cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other killers more likely. You might even know that smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the U.S. and worldwide. But knowing about long-term risks may not be enough to nudge you to quit, especially if you're young. It can be hard to feel truly frightened by illnesses that may strike decades later. And quitting smoking is hard. As many as 75%-80% of smokers say they'd like to quit. But it takes the average smoker five to 10 attempts before successfully quitting.
But the findings did not reveal a similar link between smoking and mental decline in female smokers. Although the exact reason for the sex difference is unclear, one possibility is that women tend to smoke fewer cigarettes a day than men do and for fewer years. Other lifestyle habits, such as male smokers drinking more alcohol, may also account for some differences seen. In the study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, scientists analyzed data from nearly 6,000 men and more than 2,100 women who were British civil servants. To evaluate their thinking abilities, participants were given their first mental assessment at midlife, an average age of 56. The assessment included five tests of memory, vocabulary, and reasoning (verbal and math) skills. Participants were retested two more times (every five years) over a decade.
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That is a good question and it's not easy to live with anyone that smokes!! All we can do is ask them to be curtious. Smoke outside, keep the house smoke free. Talking is the best resource. It's all we can do, and I sure do feel for you having to be around that, and from the other side it's so difficult to quit especially if one doesn't want to, and it sounded like your uncle never did want to quit at all.View Thread
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