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The magic of not smoking

justnice
justnice5 MONTH WINNER

My name is Steve and I am aged 68, I have been smoking for 40 years. Last Thursday I was taken to hospital for a day with a chest infection. I have not had a smoke since and feel better for it. I did it cold turkey and it was not easy for a couple of days. As time goes on its getting easier but I still get cravings, when I do I drink lots of water and it takes the craving away. I was coughing up loads of nasty brown stuff and feeling sick, that is now getting a lot better. I am still coughing on and off, I think its my body getting rid of all the poisons from smoking. Today a week later I feel a lot better and can taste and smell more than I could. Writing this helps me and I hope it helps other people as well.

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TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Hi Steve, (I love your screen name) Well done for your decision to quit👏 and of course for your 1️⃣smoke free week.

Welcome to Quit Support.💙

It’s never easy to quit but it’s easier with a little support.💪

Writing/sharing can be very helpful. Please feel free whenever you feel the need.

You're quite right about the coughing being your body cleansing itself.

Please read the pinned posts,📌 there is lots of information there. You will find the posts to the right or at the bottom of your screen depending which device you are using. Just click “posts” then click “pinned posts”.

May I suggest you drink plenty of water💧💦 to flush out the toxins and keep yourself hydrated.

If you feel you need any more help please don’t hesitate to ask. There is always someone here.

I will set your quit date as Thursday 14th November, assign you a winners' badge and add your name to the wall of winners.

May I remind you not to post any personal information.

Good luck with your quit.🍀🚭xx

justnice
justnice5 MONTH WINNER in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thank you for your kind reply, thanks for your help If I need help I will ask.

I will reply to everyone.

Hidden
Hidden

Welcome to the group justnice.. and your right maybe your story will help another with their smoking..☺️ and good for you that you stop smoking...

justnice
justnice5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Hidden

Thank you if I can helps others I will be only too pleased.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to justnice

There ya go justnice.. that's a great attitude to have.. try to help each other out..

justnice
justnice5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Hidden

I need support myself I think it works both ways.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to justnice

It sure does justnice.. I have been in the hospital more time's than I want to mention.. then I found this site and all are so nice..

justnice
justnice5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Hidden

Two weeks well done, keep well.

Corrina125
Corrina125Administrator in reply to justnice

Welcome justnice, and you are totally right, it actually helps you when you help others and another plus is having people around who know what you are going through and can share their experiences!

justnice
justnice5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Corrina125

Thanks I am going to really try to keep off of smoking I am getting a little better each day.

Happybear
Happybear22 Months Winner

Well done justnice. Good for you. Sending good vibes to ya.

justnice
justnice5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Happybear

Thank you and I send good vibes to you.

Hannon1
Hannon15 MONTH WINNER

Hello friend im Margaret I quit near 8 wks now. im 63 and like you went Cold Turkey,I was doing so well I got susspecious I dident have any cough or phylm for few weeks, But last week went to smoke cessation at my doctor's and he told me my lungs had improved so much I could stop using my inhaler,which I did but there is a nasty chest infection cough going around which I think I have so went back to doc, got 5 days of antibiotics iv been steaming my face drinking Turmeric tea gargeling with turmic and im getting better,maybe this is what stops People hanging in there I know its my chest need to get rid of all the rubbish from years of smoking, im not quiting, I also HOPE this helps all of you DONT YOU DARE QUIT quiting 🙏 🤗👍

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Hannon1

Hi Margaret,well done for your 7 smoke free weeks. I'm sorry to hear you've got an infection. You did well to go to your Doctor's.I hope you feel better soon.👍🌼🌷💐XX

Hannon1
Hannon15 MONTH WINNER in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thank you Happy day ťo you mx

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