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I'm 45 found in 2012 I have COPD! I kept trying to quit smoking tips. Quit smoking and nothing seems to work? In December of 2017 I had breathing problems with to the hospital and they said psi wasb40. They diagnosed me with pneumonia 30 days I was in the hospital wasn't getting any better then they decide to give me a CAT. scan I found two blood clots in my lung. About a month ago and IVC filter prevent clots getting in my heart! I am also on oxygen now home . Sometimes I get in the pants because I literally can't breath why and I'm having a hard time accepting I'm going to be on oxygen the rest of my life.

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hi there is a quit support forum on here get lots help stopping smoking, I smoked for 43 years and after a lot of attempts I finally done it. speak to your chemist theres lots they can give you to help you quit, I went through everything they had and always ended up smoking again, then I tried ecigs and have never looked back.

good luck

tam

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Well unfortunately they won't give me nothing to help me quit now I need it a lung transplant basically have to do a cold turkey for 6 months

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Hi I gave up too last year with the help of the Quit site. I used patches and the white inhalator from the doctors. I found it very hard having been a smoker for 44 years but with support I finally managed it. So can you. x

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Try here: healthunlocked.com/quitsupport

They are very supportive. Good luck.

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Do you have somebody living with you? It was my partner who got me to quit. He simply told me I had to live and I had to stop in order to live longer, so he put my cigarettes out of reach and dared me to have another one, it was tough for the first few days but I got there and that was around 13 years ago now. I am also on oxygen now 24/7. I wish you well

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After all you have been through there may still be some improvement and perhaps you won’t need oxygen for the rest of your life but I think quitting smoking has to be your next step. I quit almost six years ago cold turkey after trying all kinds of ways to quit with no success, I never thought I would ever be able to quit and certainly not cold turkey, but just decided one day that was it and I had had enough, and never had another cig after that. Once I had made the commitment it was easier than I had ever expected. I know it is different for everyone and really hope you commit to quitting.

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I smoked for 45 years and have been smoke free 4months now i was diagnosed with mild copd in 2013 im now severe i wish i had stopped perhaps i would of still been mild please try has it will get worse for you xx

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By continually smoking you went from 2013 to 2017 and you went from stage 1 to where . What stage are you now ? Has your progression improved since you quit. Did it make that significant of a difference ? Hope your better now good luck

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I supposedly went from 1 to 3 but to be honest i think i had COPD longer than 2013 I think i am doing better now but i have been put on the 3 in 1 inhaler Trimbo so could be this has well ,I am finding i have a lot less pleghm and not so wheezy and i could smoke a cig now even though its 6months now but i will never touch one again xx

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To be honest I think the best way to stop smoking is having the **** scared out of you! Way back in 2005 (after many years smoking and really enjoying it) I was feeling ill, breathless etc. I went to hospital and the doctor told me that I had pneumonia and also the start of COPD and if I did not stop smoking I would be walking about with an oxygen tank in 5 years. I stopped smoking that day, getting over pneumonia for a couple of months helped. I did end up with oxygen, but not until last year.

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Dear Raidertder72, quitting smoking has to be attacked on 2 fronts, habits & nicotine. Change your habits by not smoking when you first get up or when you drink coffee. In other words, find out what you are doing when you have to have a cigarette and stop doing it but attack the habits one at a time. Nicotine is really tough because the only way to beat that is to decrease the amount of smoking. Change your brand to a lower nicotine content and keep lowering it until your smoking air. These two activities must be attack simultaneously and that is not easy. Put your cigarette in another hand and just keep changing but don’t go back to the old way. Not easy to break a habit but keep trying. Good luck, saramana.

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Hi Raider, i quit smoking 14years ago. Best thing i ever did. And you must do it too. For yourself. I did it with the help of the lozenges also the white inhalator stick. Your meant to have 8 lozenges a day (think I had about 20) at first. 😊But, it worked! I still have an emergency e-cig for very stressful times. Knowing it's there helps. Please persevere, you,ll be ever so glad you did. Good luck 😊✌️🌻

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Hi Raider, I quit smoking in 1974. You may well wonder why I am on here. It's because my problem started about 8 years ago when I inhaled acid reflux. Think how worse it would have been if I hadn't quit smoking. Do yourself a huge favour and pack it in. Now. Best of luck.

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Wow that's definitely that's horrible sorry you had to go through that and to be honest I'm scared to death I was a farrier worked on horses did horseshoeing I wrote bulls and was very active in life now I just exist update on this post I now have to have a lung transplant dual

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Hi Dak sadly even though you quit in 1974 the damage had been done and quite agree Reflux is a no no for out respritory system x

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