• 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

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • HillbillyBear's Avatar

      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.

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      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.

      6 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      @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 ...)

      6 months ago
    • BudBandit's Avatar

      I haven't quit yet,2 packs a day for 45 +- years..stage iv lung cancer first infusion of keytruda 2 weeks ago...dr.gave me 6-12 months if I don't reject the treatment..still drinking beer too,next app. is on dec.20 I reckon I'll see how or what the effects of it all is.

      5 months ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy

    Read and answer more lung cancer questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Lung Cancer page.