Hi to All,
Stumbled onto this site after googling to see if any body else who had quit smoking for any length of time had become breathless.
At 69 and having smoked for 56 years, roll ups for the last 20, you begin to wonder if there is any point in giving up the weed, especially if you have never had any obvious related health issues. Anyway after reading Alan Car's stop smoking book, just over four months ago, I have not had a smoke of any description. Probably my biggest reason for giving up was smelly ashtrays, ash on the floor of my car, ash on my computer desk, ash down the front of my clothes, you probably have the picture.
The last three or four weeks I am noticeably out of breath just climbing the stairs, I have never had a problem with my breathing before and could run up and down the stairs prior to packing up smoking.
My daughter has said that she has heard that a lot of people who have smoked for a great number of years have fallen ill very soon after stopping smoking. It makes you wonder if you are doing the right thing after your body must have coped, or adapted, to your long term smoking habit. Definitely considering having a reduced number of cigarettes to see if the breathing will in fact improve. I would love to hear from anybody else who may have had a similar experience.