• I'm just curious if anyone attempted to start the process to quit smoking today?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Friday, November 16, 2018

    I'm just curious if anyone attempted to start the process to quit smoking today?

    It's the Great American Smokeout, and a great time to give it a try. Did anyone start the process? We have a blog post on our blog page with some statistics, and resources to help you. This link will take you to the article>> https://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/the-great-american-smokeout-november-15th-2018

    3 Answers from the Community

    • HillbillyBear's Avatar
      HillbillyBear

      Not today.
      But nothing inspires one to quit smoking like their doctor telling them they have lung cancer!
      I quit that day!! September 27th, 2018. I had smoked for 45 years, a pack a day.
      Sometimes I still feel like I could eat one, but not bad enough to light one.
      My weight has gone up and I hope I can get it back down.

      22 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Wow! 45 years, that's an accomplishment for sure, good for you! My Mom smoked for about 60 years and had a heart attack. The doctor told her she needed to quit, she had open heart surgery and after that, she said she never even had the urge to pick them up again. I am sure it's a tough thing to do, quitting. Heck, I have a hard time giving up ice cream every night. I admire anyone that is able to do it.

      22 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @HillbillyBear, my dad did exactly the same thing. He had quit smoking cigarettes many years before, but he went to a pipe (back in the day, that was considered less dangerous). The day he learned he had lung cancer, he put that pipe down and never picked it up again.

      Congratulations on quitting!! It was the hardest thing I ever did. Ever. (I gained a lot of weight after quitting. I guess my great metabolism was a result of nicotine ...)

      22 days ago

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