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  1. lisa marie 67
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    does anyone know how long it takes for the annoying smokers cough to go away roughly,my names is lisa ive smoked for 37yrs i am 52yrs old and quitting cold turkey today is my first day
  2. mumbles2
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    I saw this health benefit timeline: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317956#timeline

    It tells you your benefits after 20 mins, 12 hours, 2-3 days etc.

    It says "In as little as 1 month, a person’s lung function begins to improve. As the lungs heal and lung capacity improves, former smokers may notice less coughing and shortness of breath."

    Hope that helps. I'm on day 2. Good luck!
  3. lisa marie 67
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    Thanks Mumbles this helps thank you ,how are you doing? I am still hanging in there now I am in day 4
  4. treepeo1
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    Hi lisa marie 67,

    Congratulations for your 4 smoke free days!  Good for you!

    Coughing isn't such a bad thing, because it helps to clear the toxins out of your lungs.  Drink lots of water, because that will help to speed up the process.  And keep eating those oranges.  All that vitamin C is good for you!
  5. mumbles2
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    It's been a challenge but I'm on day 6 now. Day 2 and day 4 were especially hard.

    I'm on Champix, finishing my 4th week of the 12 week program.
    It's been great for muting the nicotine cravings and the side-effects are manageable for me.

    I had a first attempt fail after 4 days, smoked the next 10 and then tried again.
    I think I'm more prepared mentally this time. 
  6. lisa marie 67
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     Hi Mumbles sounds like you are on the right track again ,you are awesome to get back on the wagon wtg
  7. lisa marie 67
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    Thank you, Thank you ,.I feel proud of myself and cant wait to reward myself to getting my teeth cleaned after 2 weeks which is my reward to myself so Im doing good .Got my window open and breathing in fresh air
  8. mumbles2
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    Thanks. It was hard to pull the trigger the second time. That why it was 10 days delayed.
    Within a week of cheating I was smoking a pack a day again. Same old story.
    I don't want to waste this opportunity. The Champix has made it possible, at least.
    I'm determined to make it past the physical addiction and then hope I can deal with rest.
    And you almost have a week done! Great job.
  9. treepeo1
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     Congratulations to both of you, lisa marie 67 and mumbles2.  This is not an easy journey to  take, but it is sooo worthwhile.  Hang tough and  believe in yourself.  You can do this.  As long as you live by NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) you will be successful.
  10. atp
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    In my case my smokers cough and the constant nasal congestion started to clear up within the first 2 weeks after quitting. 

    I did then develop another cough that lasted for about a month - this was the occasional phlegm cough where I would cough up some nasty stuff out of my lungs. That was my lungs cleaning themselves out. 

    And yes - you do start to breath much better within those fist weeks after quitting. I remember being amazed one day walking up the stirs and not feeling breathless. It happens that fast. 

    Keep up the quit and keep looking out for the benefits you are already starting to reap. 
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