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BANGKOK 18 March 2019 21:23
Samui Bodoh

Eleven months smoke free!

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3 minutes ago, soistalker said:

I quit smoking 16 years ago. You must tell yourself that the cigarette companies put additives in the tobacco to keep you addicted. And if you continue to smoke, you will for sure die a painful death. I stopped and never thought about it again.

    Nicotine itself is one of the most addictive substances there is...    Please list the addictive substances that they add to it to make it more addictive..  

 

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Congratulations!

 

7 months for meand NO cravings.

 

Felt like cigar a couple of times but that led to my slip after 3 years.

 

All the best!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kerryd said:

In fact, I'm having a hard time remembering the last time I had a cold but it had to have been back in 2013 or maybe 2014.

I stopped in 2000 on the spot where I was standing on the balcony of my unit/condo, when my daughter opened the sliding door, (me on the phone had about 4 cigs), never smoked near my kid, and she said with a cross face; daddy !!! stop smoking or you WILL DIE, she was 3 at the time, now 21 so its about 18 years ago.

 

I will give this advice to all who have smoked for a while and are over 40, while we all feel better, the damage is there, not wanting to sound negative, but get a check up on your cholesterol levels.

 

I started going to a gym soon after for few years, cardio and weight work outs, starting looking good too, then I met this beautiful Thai filly, now my wife of 11 years, and on the "4th" of the golf course "so to speak", I suffered a heart attack at age 47, "4th" in one day, the last time I did that I was 24, half that age, and was lucky to do 2 at 47, moving right along, I overexerted myself, and am here to tell the tale ?

 

I would suggest for ALL to speak to your doctor about taking an aspirin a day, preferably a coated one so that it is mild on your stomach, this is to thin your blood so that a clot doesn't form and lodge in one of your narrowed arteries, yes your arteries would have allowed the tar or whatever else you want to call it, to stick there, it doesn't stop there.

 

You MUST also get you annual flu shot, regardless if you are in Thailand or not, I skipped mine back in Australia last year because my doctor said I wouldn't need it in Thailand as the weather is warm, WRONG advice doc.

 

The Influenza Vaccination and Pneumococcal Vaccination will assist because if you get a bad flu which turns into Chronic Bronchitis it's not pleasant as it is worse for you if you were a smoker, I just went through something similar, thought it was the end for me, although I am over it now and better after 2 months of experiencing shortness of breath, we still haven't nailed the cause, i.e. what it was, Chronic Bronchitis or COPD ?, but I see the chest specialist again on Monday for a lung test, that said COPD, I don't believe goes away, whereas Chronic Bronchitis does and comes back after a year or two, so please start researching because no one tells you these things, and exercise (cardio), as this assist the lungs, and eat well as it does help your immune system build up a resistance.

 

Back on the treadmill as of yesterday and feel better for it after a two month absence.

 

Enough said, enjoy the free air, avoid smokers like a plague and LIVE what time we you have left on this planet, smoke free, and do try to avoid the 4th ? as we aren't as young as we think we are.

 

Edit: Also if you do go on Aspirin try to avoid cutting yourself as you may bleed to death ?

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Well done, OP. The poisons are completely out of your system. Your lung function will recover to normal over the next couple of years. Stay with it.

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9 minutes ago, Colabamumbai said:

Heroin addiction is easier to stop than tobacco.

Indeed, the only thing harder is methadone, and benzodiazepines like valium.

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