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  1. franny
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    Today, I will try once again to quit smoking.  I have tried many times, but I hope and pray this is the one.  I am sick & tired of smoking.  I have chronic bronchitis and my body can't take it anymore.  I threw out my lighters, ashtrays and all the smokes I had left.  I know I will be anxious and restless, but I am going to put in an honest effort and really try to use my means.  Here I go..
  2. brieffree
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    26 Sep 2018 in reply to franny
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    Franny

    Congrats Franny, you can do this!

    It is never too late! I was like you long ago, until I started my quit Journey, Due to health issues! Too. Is the best decision ever, I can assure you with Medication and No more smoking, you will be Thankful to you. Smoking makes you ill until you know!

    Again, today is going to be the best day to recover your self!

    One day at the time!

    Please let us know how you do!

    Good Luck!
  3. emily, quit coach
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    Hey Franny,

    Great to hear that you're starting a quit! You have good experience with this from your past quits and I'm sure that will help you now. You've also set yourself up for success with getting rid of all tobacco, lighters, and ashtrays.

    We'll be here for you if you need anything.

    Hope your first day was as good as it can be,
    Emily
  4. treepeo
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    Hi Franny,

    I am so glad to hear that you are giving quitting another shot.  It doesn't matter how many times you have tried in the past.  I think all of us have tried over and over before we finally got it right.  The important thing is to never give up the fight.

    Franny, if you can pull this off, I bet you can kiss your bronchitis goodbye.  At the very least, it won't be as severe and won't last as long.  It will take some time, but your body will start to heal, and you will notice the effects.

    I used to wake up every morning coughing my guts out.  I coughed off and on all day.  It was so embarrassing.  I could see people turning around to look at me, to see who was coughing so badly.  My chest was really tight, and my voice got more and more quiet, because I didn't have enough breath to speak loudly.  But all of that has changed since I quit smoking.  Now I just cough normally.  The tightness in my chest has disappeared, and when I am on the phone, people say they can hear me much better.  Quitting has made such a difference in my life.

    I know it's tough, Franny, but hang in there.  Drink lots of water, and do things to distract yourself.  Keep your goals in mind.  You can do this, you really can.  Be stronger than your addiction.
  5. eagerquit
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    Hi Franny,

    Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking once and for all time. Medical issues can certainly be the strongest impetus. I found that visiting the forums here often for guidance and quit ideas helps me maintain a successful quit. You might also like to talk with a quit coach directly at 1-877-513-5333.

    Eagerquit
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