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Third day of quitting smoking cigarettes. My cough has almost disappeared over night. It’s still there but has drastically reduced what I was coughing

From the past two days. It’s a relief honestly. I’m not missing cigarettes either, but I do miss the mini trips outside to get fresh air. I can factor that in for fresh air shortly.
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Mindful · 51-55, F
I wish my friend could read this
Aboomachu · 31-35, M
[@8567,Mindful] I’m sorry for your loss.
Mindful · 51-55, F
[@347985,Aboomachu] oh noooo she coughs excessively. I’m allergic to smoke so she doesn’t smoke around me, but I feel like it’s probably her smoking. But About 5 years ago I did lose an acquaintance to lung cancer. She was married to my friend, but we only shared occasional dinners. I didn’t know her that well? She lived with an oxygen tank the last 3 years of her life. It’s a unique tragedy- no one starts smoking believing it could end their lives.
Aboomachu · 31-35, M
[@8567,Mindful] I knew it was a bad idea to smoke, but I started because I needed to relax myself after a day/night of commercial trucking. The job was stressful, but I didn’t stay with it long. I continued smoking after for a few months then started again because the voices in my head last October said they’d be gone sooner if I started smoking: they stopped on their own and now I am stopping because of health problems starting that I don’t want to have develop further. I used to work with an older lady who smoked, and coughed way to much. I don’t want that.

I’m glad your friend is still alive. I’d encourage you to help her quit, but no one can make some one quit outside of their own will.
Reminds me..

Ciggy time 😁
Aboomachu · 31-35, M
[@327405,TheOneyouwerewarnedabout] bastard!!! 😂
The hardest part for me was temporarily giving up the "triggers" IE: colas, coffee, alcoholic drinks and so forth.

But the best thing I ever did for myself was give up cigarettes....(23 years ago, think of the money I have saved by not buying them.... to say nothing of medical and insurance costs)
whowasthatmaskedman · 61-69, M
[@31253,Threepio] I agree. And the psychologic triggers were there. I walked around with an old style ball point top in the corner of my mouth for a year.. It helped to draw on it now and then..
MarkS · 46-50, M
You are making an awesome decision. Hang in there and stay strong.
whowasthatmaskedman · 61-69, M
Well done you. Every cigarette you DONT have does you good. Not only that, it denies the Govt tax revenue they would only waste. Win win. Keep it up.
AlexaiSchlomokov · 46-50, F
I'll never forget the day I sat in a cafe and enjoyed a coffee without a cigarette and its paraphernalia...it was very liberating
Pretty soon you'll graduate to the stage where when someone else lights a cigarette you'll think, Oh My God that stinks.
Aboomachu · 31-35, M
[@619287,Jwalker] I already do. I can’t stand the smell of cigarettes. Usually the wind carries it off so I don’t notice the stench.
Peaches · F
I smoked most of my life and they were killing me!😟I was finally able to quit, 🚭 it will be 6 years this coming December.😊🎉 Good for you!⭐
Peaches · F
[@347985,Aboomachu] Thanks so much, 💓 I feel so much better!
AlexaiSchlomokov · 46-50, F
[@364304,Peaches] Amazing, Congratulations you must feel great!!
Peaches · F
[@449448,AlexaiSchlomokov] I DO, 😊 and have so much more energy. ⭐

 
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