I was wondering if anyone still smokes after being diagnosed? I was diagnosed a few years back but really didn't believe my primary care doctor. Then a year ago last November I went into respreitory distress and sepsis due to pneumonia from MRSA? ( My spelling is horrible) The same disease and infection that I watched kill my mother eleven years ago. They did the scope to look inside my lungs and I did have COPD Emphysema. I followed up with the pulmonary doctor 1 time and went in for a pulmonary function test, but I didn't do the CAT scan. Why? Because I still smoke. I've heard people say you can't quit unless you really want to. I think that's b.s. I really wanted to when I lost my mom. I really wanted to after I got home from the hospital. And each time my girls ask me to stop... I Really want to. So, why am I still smoking?