well, i have quit

@ESKARENA1 (18304)
December 4, 2007 5:08am CST
Well, I went to the dr yesterday, just for a general check up, I was asked if i smoked and i said yes for the last 30 years or so but gave up last june. She said i was now an ex smoker. However, I have recently been told that most damage from smoking is done in the first few years and its hardly worth giving up after this. Well that really pulled the rug out from under me, I feel so much better for kicking the weed, have so much more energy and money too that i just cant believe the struggle to get away from it was in vane. I would value the views telling me why quitting was still worth while. blessed be
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
3 Jan 08
I am a retired Nurse and have learnt that the damage that was done earlier on can be reversed by giving smoking up and the body replenishes which can happen! You have definately done the right thing and of course it was worthwhile just keep up with not smoking and you will benefit in all kinds of ways. You said it yourself, you feel much better and you are not burning away your money "so to speak" Good luck!
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
30 Dec 07
It is nice that you have quit smoking & having started to get the benefits of it & enjoy it also.all the best.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
30 Dec 07
well, im still not smoking but do sometimes feel worse than when i was smoking. However, the many advantages to giving up far out weigh the disadvantages blessed be
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@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
5 Dec 07
I wish my husband can stop smoking too one day. He is really a heavy smoker,I wonder when he is gonna stop smoking.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
30 Dec 07
the thing about smoking is that no one can be told to stop, no one can be forced to stop and no one can stop for anyone else. The only way someone can stop is if they want to for themselves. good luck blessed be
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I say good for you!And yes it was well worth it. Your feeling better you have more energy and your saving money. What more could you want. I wouldnt listen to the people who say it wasnt worth it. Because thats just wrong!Good job on your quiting and keep up the good work!
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
4 Dec 07
well, i think after so long, its perminent now lol blessed be
• United States
4 Dec 07
Congratulations on quitting! If you feel better, and are saving money, then quitting is a good choice. Besides this, it is NEVER too late to start getting healthy, whether through quitting smoking, increasing exercise, or changing the diet. The effects of these changes can be pretty quick and encouraging, as you have seen. Keep up the good work, and don't listen to those who say that it is "too late." I've never heard such a ridiculous thing in all of my life!
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
4 Dec 07
I reckon the doctor should have congratulated you for having stopped smoking! Well, I bet the congratulations that you deserve are probably going to come from your friends here in Mylot instead! Of course it was worthwhile to quit!
• United States
4 Dec 07
I smoked for 40 years, quit for a year then about 6 months ago I started again. I had my annual check last month with chest x-ray and breathing test. Results were as if I was a non smoker. My doctor says lung illnesses come from your genes. He has cancer patients who have never smoked. He does agree with what you said if there is to be any damage caused by smoking it will happen in the beginning and it is irreversible.
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@sephrenia (567)
4 Dec 07
You said it yourself, you saved a ton of money, you feel lots better and I bet you smell loads better too to other people. I bet your sense of taste and smell has improved as well. Yes people say that the most damage is done in the first years but as far as I am aware, that damage can be reversed by quitting. Yes it will take a while for your body to completely heal from the effects of smoking but in the long term it is well worth the struggle in my opinion. That's just my thoughts on it and my reasons for trying to quit as well. Congrats on getting as far as you have with quitting!
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@besthope44 (12146)
• India
22 Aug 10
Thats nice to hear..I dont smoke but i helped my friends and few of them quit smoking.
@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
3 Jan 08
congratulations for getting it out of your system! how does it feel? since you were into it for quite sometime,did you get some withrawal symptoms?i was also thinking of quitting smoking since i have been smoking for more than 15years already.but im afraid i cant make it since i was already used to smoking everyday of my life for the 15 years.
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
30 Dec 07
It is nice to know that you have started to enjoy the benefits of quitting smoking.Smoking is bad .7 thats what is important.