My mother (79), a non-smoker was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I have been smoking for 35 years (I'm 53). I have attempted to quit dozens of times over the years, but have always relapsed. I have been smoke free for 3.5 days. I am using the patch. I'm feeling terrible guilt about my smoking history, and fear that it may be too late for me. I'm devastated and fear that I, too, will certainly have the same fate as my mother. She didn't deserve this. I don't want to let my family down again. I need your support.
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