Over the years I have tried to give up the smoking addiction which I have had since age 19 when I went to training college. I have tried everything including patches (allergic to them), tablets( made me feel so sick),sprays, gums,hypnotism (successful for a short period), acupuncture and support from NHS. Now 14 days ago I gave up cold turkey. I am retired and my motivation is to improve the quality of my life at my age. I have found out that the lungs are not the only parts of the body to worry about. Just this year I have found out that smoking can cause diverticulitis ( diagnosed a month ago) and that tooth implants have only an 88% success rate. Am having to have mine re done as first one failed. My surgeon says smoking is bad for gums and bone in the gums. Have high cholesterol and smoking canlower good cholesterol. So I have to persevere this time. Already I have stopped coughing first thing in the morning so that is encouraging but it is HARD as you all know only too well.
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