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  • Quitting smoking & chronic pain

    I'm 44 yrs old and I have been diagnosed with COPD, IBS, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain ( from injury & several back & neck surgeries ), chronic fatigue, arthritis x 2, blood clots ( don't know the medical term). It hurts to get up in the mornings. I have spasms all over my body at random times, I do not sleep, anxiety & depression etc. I could go on but I won't. Before all this, I raised 3 boys alone & worked 60 plus hrs a week. Anyway, I need to quit smoking and I've....
  • 7 days ago

    Why is WLL not indicated for COPD or smoking cessation?

    Looking to see if a pulmonary specialist with knowledge of Whole Lung Lavage can answer this question. See video for question’s context: https://www.google.com/amp/digg.com/video/30-packs-of-cigarettes-effect%3famp=true For nonsmokers this might seem like a powerful psychological tool to prevent new smokers from becoming pack-a-day smokers. Yet if the broader goal is to foment smoking cessation, a pack-a-day smoker might look at this video (and the tar and gunk that accumulates inside their body....
  • 9 days ago

    Successful

    I quit smoking cigarettes after using the nicotine patches for about 1 month I set my goals for today and as of today I've quit
  • 13 days ago

    I would like to quit smoking

    I quit smoking for a few years then started again and would like to quit again
  • 22 days ago

    Always need to smoke when I drive

    I don't know how to stop smoking when I'm driving. I feel like smoking is getting in the way of my daily life. It's all I think about. Just got a new car and it stinks of cigarettes. I need a cigarette at work, when I'm studying, or out with friends. It's too much, but I don't know where to start. I'm hoping someone here can give me some tips. I don't have friends to talk to about this issue.
  • 24 days ago

    What causes COPD?

    I've never really smoked. I don't know how I got it.
  • 26 days ago

    Must Quit

    No ifs ands or butts' I must quit smoking! It makes me angry that I still enjoy something that is so very bad for me. I feel like a loner because people cannot believe I haven't been able to quit smoking yet. And actually I can't either. Ive had so many opportunities, but cannot seem to carry through. I get upset, or angry, or need to just get away. So where do I head- to the back deck for a cigarette. Help?
  • Ladies: Quitting smoking

    Tomorrow (6/24/17) will be 3 weeks of quitting smoking for me. HURRAY! It was tough, don't get me wrong. The first day (a Saturday), I thought about having a cigarette every moment all day. The second day was a bit easier; I still thought about smoking but not as often. Everyday has been a mountain. 3 weeks in and I have to say, I wake up now not craving a cigarette. There are moments where I think: Wow, I'd really enjoy a ciggy right now. But it passes, every time. I'm using the patch....
  • 1 month ago

    Need Support

    I am scheduled to have knee surgery in December. I am determined to give myself the best possible outcome. So yesterday, I quit cold turkey, literally mid day I said "no more". I don't have a ton of physical symptoms but emotionally I feel like I'm lost. I am guessing that even though I will only have 61 smoke free days before surgery that it will be a big benefit to my recovery. Any thoughts?
  • 1 month ago

    Herbal Vaporizing

    Im type 1 diabetic and was wondering if herbal vaporizing (not by combusion) affect leg and hand circulation? i did my research and there's hardly anything about this topic. i know that smoking cigarettes and e-cigs that work with coil and combustion do affect circulation but what about herbal vaporizers?