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21 minutes ago, Samui Bodoh said:

I expect some members to come along and share their experiences; it is great advice.

Good topic and post, and wish you luck in getting them to drink the water so to speak, the old saying, you can lead them to water, but can't force them to drink it.

 

I too was a smoker for around 27 years, quite cold turkey when I was 40, yes started young, and I did quite for about 2 years earlier at one stage.

 

Being off the smokes for 20 years has been great, albeit it I had a heart attack 7 years later, yes the arteries do get clogged, however survived the event and live a healthy life 12 years on.

 

The above said, I wasn't overweight, my cholesterol wasn't high, nor was my blood pressure, and I was eating healthy, there is history in the family with my father and all of his brothers passing in their 70's from heart attacks, but at 47, a heart attack, call it stress and over exerting oneself if you like, but you can't disagree that smoking causes the arteries to narrow.

 

For the little advice that I can offer for anyone who is attempting to and or has stopped smoking, maybe look at taking an Aspirin a day to thin your blood so that you don't end up with a clot in your artery and have a heart attack as I did due to narrowing of the arteries, but not before you discuss that with your doctor.

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3 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Is there also a list why people should continue smoking, or at least don't feel bad about it?

I never smoked in my life but I had and have friends who smoke(d) - and some who quit. I lived in the apartment of one guy for a month and he smoked 4 packs a day. Did I like it? No, but soon I didn't care. Basically I didn't notice it anymore.

 

When I was young I had probably more friends who smoked compared to non-smokers. I traveled in the smoking section of a regular train as a non-smoker because most fun guys were smokers. The non-smoking section was boring.

 

Obviously if anybody wants to quit smoking go ahead and do that. But at least IMHO if you want to continue smoking then that is fine. Do it if you like it and don't think you have to quit. You don't have to! People who smoke get cancer and people who don't smoke get cancer and we all die.

 

Last but not least here is a wonderful quote from one of Stephen Leather's books:

Nightingale blew smoke up at the sky. ‘Everybody dies,’ he said. ‘Life is a zero sum game. The best you can do is to enjoy yourself as you go along.’
‘But smoking shortens your life.’
‘Maybe. But it only takes the years from the end of your life. Not the beginning or the middle.’
Jenny looked at him, confused. ‘I have absolutely no idea what you mean.’
Nightingale took another drag on his cigarette before continuing. ‘Say I live until I’m seventy-five without smoking. And say I die at seventy if I do smoke. I lose five years. But really, Jenny, what am I going to be doing during those five years? Sitting in a bedsit somewhere watching the football, assuming I’ve enough of a pension to be able to afford Sky Sport?’

 

Two points;

 

1. This is the " Stop Smoking Forum" which states "Our objective is to help as many smokers as possible to become non smokers." (as per tvf)

 

2. There are no good reasons to smoke. None.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Two points;

 

1. This is the " Stop Smoking Forum" which states "Our objective is to help as many smokers as possible to become non smokers." (as per tvf)

 

2. There are no good reasons to smoke. None.

Ok

And why does not everybody stop smoking if there is absolutely no reason to smoke?

And there are even people in this world who start smoking. Why do they do that?

 

It's not that I want to disencourage anybody who wants to stop. But I think it's only fair to look why lots of people still continue smoking. They wouldn't do that if there wouldn't be any reason.

So even in a Stop Smoking Forum should everybody pretend these reasons don't exist? Or does it make sense to face reality?

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I was admitted to hospital in February this year with pnuemonia. It was made worse because I also suffer from COPD.  I made a decision on my second day of ventlation that after being a smoker for 50 + years, I really needed to stop.

 

So far I have not been near a ciggy (or smoker) and can honestly say I cannot understand how easy it is to go without.

 

My health has improved noticably over the last four+ months.

 

If I can give up YOU can too!!

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8 minutes ago, JustinCredible said:

I was admitted to hospital in February this year with pnuemonia. It was made worse because I also suffer from COPD.  I made a decision on my second day of ventlation that after being a smoker for 50 + years, I really needed to stop.

 

So far I have not been near a ciggy (or smoker) and can honestly say I cannot understand how easy it is to go without.

 

My health has improved noticably over the last four+ months.

 

If I can give up YOU can too!!

I did the same ten years ago after smoking 40 a day for over thirty years. I went to bed at 10.30 one Friday night and stubbed out my last cigarette and told myself that's it, amazingly I've never wanted one since and never even thought about smoking again, I have been amazed at myself to be honest.

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On 6/21/2020 at 1:50 PM, OneMoreFarang said:

Ok

And why does not everybody stop smoking if there is absolutely no reason to smoke?

And there are even people in this world who start smoking. Why do they do that?

 

Rather than accept they smoke because they are addicted, smokers give all sorts of false reasons why they don't stop. Here’s just a few

1.       I enjoy smoking.

2.       It reduces my stress and helps calm me down.

3.       It wakes me up and keeps me alert.

4.       My concentration is better.

5.       It's one of my few pleasures in life.

6.       Lots of smokers live until ripe old age.

7.       It's my choice and I choose to smoke.

In the main, people start smoking due to peer pressure without realising the consequences until it is too late and they are addicted.

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The OP actually missed the real biggie as far as a reason goes.

Statistically, a smoker is 20 times more likely to die of lung cancer than a non-smoker.

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On 6/21/2020 at 1:50 PM, OneMoreFarang said:

Ok

And why does not everybody stop smoking if there is absolutely no reason to smoke?

And there are even people in this world who start smoking. Why do they do that?

 

It's not that I want to disencourage anybody who wants to stop. But I think it's only fair to look why lots of people still continue smoking. They wouldn't do that if there wouldn't be any reason.

So even in a Stop Smoking Forum should everybody pretend these reasons don't exist? Or does it make sense to face reality?

He said 'good reasons', there are many bad reasons.

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On 6/21/2020 at 9:13 AM, PerkinsCuthbert said:

I couldn't care less whether people smoke or not, but that's the weakest argument for continuing to smoke that I've ever read. Must try harder!

It's not an Argument It' a Choice that one makes . It's mind over matter .

If you don't mind it doesn't matter.

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I smoke 10 cigarettes a day, sometimes 15. If I drink beer it is up to 20.

I haven't smoked and drunk for the last 15 days and do not have any issues except one and that is, I like to smoke. I don't think I am nicotine addicted due to no cold turkey etc. However, I think I am mentally addicted. Smoking is a ritual to me. For example, when I need to focus to something very deeply, studying something then I enjoy my coffee and cigarette slowly.

 

Not sure how can I get rid of this mental addiction.

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On 6/21/2020 at 3:38 PM, Samui Bodoh said:

Two points;

 

1. This is the " Stop Smoking Forum" which states "Our objective is to help as many smokers as possible to become non smokers." (as per tvf)

 

2. There are no good reasons to smoke. None.

 

 

 

4 packs a day by your mate !   Never heard of passive smoking then. It has been said to be worse than the real thing. Thats why it is illegal to be smoking in a car with kids in it in oz !

 

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