I'm 60 years old and have been smoking since I was 14..apart from a couple of years in my 30's when I gave up and stupidly started again.
I have been getting health problems for a few years now, mainly chest infections, asthma and so on. Over the past week I have developed Pleurisy, my ribs feel like someone's kicked me with a size 10 steel toe cap LOL and I have cut down on the cigarettes during this, and been using a Nicorette Inhalator.
I have tried so many times to stop the nicotine fixes, but never managed it - patches, inhalators you name it I've done it - but always had a ciggie again. I had one early this morning and immediately my chest went into a vice like grip and I went into a blind panic. This really is not good.
I live alone, am disabled with arthritis; don't drink and don't go out - and smoking seems to only pleasure I have and I do enjoy it - guess we all do or we wouldn't do it would we?
Its reached the stage where I have got to STOP SMOKING I know it will finish me off but it doesn't stop me wanting one..... but how on earth am I going to do it? as I write this I am craving like mad and almost on the verge of lighting one. Really need help with this please??!!