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The nearly man

The nearly man

Hi everybody, my name is Laurie and I am 67 year old male, I have been smoking at least 50 of those years. I tried to stop a couple of times, usually when I had developed a bad cough. I have always been an active person, x T.A. mountain climber and still beat in the shooting season. As an X paramedic of 22 years I have seen the devastation that lung damage can do, and even then I did not stop. I feel healthy but am developing coughs on a more regular basis. I know it makes sense to give up.

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You obviously know it makes sense to stop. I didn't, until I had a panic breathing scare about 7 weeks ago. I haven't smoked since. I am 81 with a similar smoking history to yourself. I use (recommended) "NiQuitin" mints which is a help with the nicotine withdrawal. I get them on repeat prescription. I keep a picture in my mind of the poor people I have seen who need to walk around carrying oxygen cylinders. Want to avoid that, if possible. Good look in your efforts.

Brian

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Yes Sir giving up smoking is one of the hardest battles I have EVER faced!! I’m slowly reducing how many smokes I have a day, I try to have 1 every hour until lunch then use my nicotine vapor for as long as I can after the last smoke at lunch time, going to the dr today to get a script for champix( I’m from Australia) so medication may be different where you are from! Good luck and keep us all posted👌👍💥

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