Hi, I need help to give up smoking, if got copd and I'm struggling with work and so much want to get my life back. I was on 30 a day but have cut it down to about 10 but that's not good enough. Please someone help me.
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I sympathise with you - I have over the years given up & then subscumbed yet again - I have tried the nicorette on various occasions - I have had followed diets, had acupuncture, hypnotherapy, & recently the 'dummy' - the e-cigarette - sorry after reading about people dying from the e-cigs, has frightened me, so yet again I have given in to the old nicotine - all I can say is I apologise to those who don't like it, or approve of it, but we could be doing far worse things - I have never in my life taken any drugs (illegal) & if I want to smoke I do it without offending anyone, we do not smoke in the house or car, nor with anyone who does not - we try & keep it to ourselves (my husband smokes a pipe) - it is hard to give up as I have tried so many times - but at the end of the day - I have been through so much in life why not just live life & enjoy - sorry people may take it the wrong way, but you read about these wonderful people who have a drop of scotch & a smoke every day living to over 100 - what is life about enjoy it & if you slip on the way, so what . Enjoy
In my case I was having severe problems even cutting down my smoking, the turning point for me was my first grandchild,I realised that I would probably not see him growing up, then and there I decided no more.
I know I was fairly lucky at the timing of this.
That was me.
Maybe there's something in your life that you would like to see or hate to miss in the he future that could push you to stopping the weed.
Best of luck
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I stopped smoking in stages. First I didn't smoke until midday. When I could manage that ok I cut back to not smoking until 6pm when the news came on. When I could manage that ok I set the date for stopping smoking 1st August 1985, and haven't smoked since. I also analysed my life, looked at my favourite times for having a fag and changed my behaviour: eg. a cig with coffee after a meal; so I changed to drinking tea and did the washing up straight away instead of half an hour later. I also replaced the hand to mouth action of smoking with eating sunflower seeds singly. And I brainwashed myself with information about all the damage smoking does to the body: looked at awful images of blackened lungs, furred up arteries, heart damage, etc.
I was told I had mild copd in 2009, I gave up smoking for 2 yrs then started again and stopped and started until admitted to hospital twice in the last 2 months now 2019 I have severe copd and wish I had stopped much sooner, I still want a cigarette but it is getting very scarey. I am so breathless, do nothing much, don't go outside anywhere, waiting for pr, so do give up if your smoking. Take care