I have COPD/Emphysema. I smoke. I know the two do not good bedfellows make.
I'm constantly seeing the advice and to be honest, it gets on my nerves! I am not able to give up the worlds most addictive substance without help and support but there isn't a stop-snaking clinic that I can get to.
As for exercising, (the advice that most often is given along with the smoking advice)., I would happily take up running/jogging/swimming/horse riding/etc etc etc. But those are not available to me either.
Because I am disabled due to a spinal injury. I haven't been able to leave the house in over three years and have been totally bedridden for little over 14 months. I cannot get to the toilet on my own and cannot use the stairlift without help. My depression and psychosis is very bad at the moment, too.
Stop smoking clinics don't make house calls and the whole fiasco of trying to go swimming is a joke. It would be easier if I was paralysed because I'd not feel the excruciating pain that goes with moving!!!
That's why it's not very nice to hear all about making things better for myself if u gave up smoking and went jogging!!!
Even smokers who manage to quit without using the clinics still have the support of family and friends. How many could give up smoking without any help? My carers come in four times a day and change often due to the agency that they work for.
When you next give out the advice to others, and are advocating the above, try to include solutions to those of us who cannot do as advised.