I am noticing a few posts lately about people who are trying to quit smoking. Being a former smoker myself I understand how hard it can be to quit. Truthfully, creating a lasting change in life is tough enough (for me at least) without the added burden of nicotine addiction making it even harder. That said, it is NEVER too late to quit and it IS absolutely worth the effort.
For me- I quit because I was pursuing a music career and wanted to be a better singer. I was passionate about it and committed so it made quitting easier for me.
I also have studied sports psychology a bit and have used some of that understanding to help me make changes in my life. I can share more in a comment but I'm more interested in what others have to say first and I'm willing to bet that there are plenty of people here who will provide some great information.
I would love it if our COPD Friends could find some tips and encouragement here on quitting. Saying, "Just do it" is not as helpful as sharing HOW you "just did it". What worked for you? What did you do to refuse to give in to cravings? How did you occupy your mind? How did you battle stress?
I'm looking forward to learning from everyone!