Well I'm 21, coming 22.
Quit smoking after doing it for 6 years and 2 months!
Last cigarette 52 hours ago and I'm NOT going back!! I've been using the eCig - they're brilliant.
But I'm so worried - could my asthma have progressed into COPD?! Sometimes when walking vigorously, I get tight chested, but it goes away by itself.. I think I've always had that?
My lung capacity hasn't changed (yes, I actually measured it all those years ago when I started).
Reading about COPD is what made me give up. Basically, is smoking for 6 years long enough to change my asthma into COPD?
* Smoked 10-15 a day for first 2-3 years, then 20 a day the past 3 years roughly
* Used reliever inhaler 2x per day during that time
* Since stopping smoking, I've only used my reliever in the morning
* Have a very dry cough with tiny amounts of phlegm - when smoking had more phlegm!
So far my chest feels a lot clearer.