I am with the I smoke for so many reasons now its rediculous. Sick, tired, bored, depressed, pain, anxious, unfocused, and the obvious hooked and its a pattern habit. Before getting sick where I could do more active things, I smoked far less. The triggers were simply get up and have a smoke. Have a cup of coffee, have a smoke. Drive the car, have a smoke. Take a break at work, have a smoke. Now the whole day is one big trigger.
I think the Poll points it out pretty clearly. People with serious chronic issues like Fibro smoke far above the national average of 20 percent, although I think that is a skewed figure taken from Insurance Company actuary statistics and as it was said, that raises your insurance rates, plus the Doctors want to blame everything on smoking, so people lie.
The figure here though, I think is pretty reflective of the truth. Fibro issues aren't going to make someone that never smoked take it up. Some people managed to quit before developing Fibro and didn't go back to smoking. A few managed to quit after developing Fibro, and I really have to give the allot of credit when you look at the ratio of just the people that quit after fibro versus how many smoking.
For those that are smoking and really would like to stop, I think the Poll says something else. Don't feel bad that it is such a struggle for you, versus that person you run into on occasion who offhandedly says, oh, I just cold turkeyed it with no problem and I smoked for 20 years, or the people that are in otherwise decent shape and managed to quit. I think your up against allot more. I know I am. Its not a excuse to not try my best if I really want to quit, but its obvious that it is that much harder.
Well, I am going to let this poll sink into oblivion, unless someone else pulls it back up. It has answered what I was wondering.
Thank you all who participated.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, IBS, Diverticulitis, Costocondritis, Thorasic Degeneration, Mild Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Mild Hilar Lymphodenopathy, Depression, Anxiety. Dyspnea. Disequilibrium.
Klonopin, Percocet, Baclofen, Ibuprofen, Valerian, Greens Plus, Magnesium, Vitamin C, COQ 10, B Complex, Niacinamide, Glucosomine, Condrotin, MSM, L-Carnitine, D-Ribose.
Post Edited (Grailhunter) : 4/7/2009 9:21:21 AM (GMT-6)