Thanks everyone for your replies.
It must be very difficult, Karen. Robin, you should be very proud you did this for your daughter. I read the other day the best thing for us to do when we're craving is exercise. I wonder if a person could substitute a craving for a cigarette with something else that's pleasureable? Does gum work?
I'm glad, Myself09, that your neighbors are so considerate. Kitcat41, that's great that you quit. Sorry about your breakup. It helps to share in this website, doesn't it?
Maggie, that's great you've made progress. My father smoked like a lot of others did decades ago. I was such a sickly kid--asthma and nausea and allergies. It was difficult for me to go to school. A gentleman I dated a few years ago got together with his daughter and his grandson. We were riding in her car and she lit up. My boyfriend at the time asked her to not smoke with me around. Well, what I wanted to share with you is his 9 year old grandson said to his grandfather that he wished his mother and her boyfriend would quit smoking. He told his grandfather that "he wanted to die." I can kind of understand that feeling when an asthma attack comes on and there's no escaping it. Am I being too melodramatic?
I heard another story in the check out line at Walmart. The checker must have known the customer in front of me. This customer was telling the cashier that her young niece and nephew had been crying to her, asking her to help get their mother to quit smoking. She said they were tired of hanging out in their rooms to escape their mother's smoking. Trouble is, that's not a good enough escape. It still goes under the doorway. I find that very sad.
I don't mean to preach but when we do hurtful things to ourselves that's one thing but to hurt others in the process, especially our kids. I'm glad I was able to quit when I was young. Good thing I wasn't addicted so it was easy for me to do so.
Thanks for listening.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, multiple chemical sensivity, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, ADD, sjorgens, sleep apnea. I am happy to say the only medication I take is ibuprofen at night to sleep along with my supplements for sleeping. I am on a regiment of different supplements, I eat very nutritiously, and ever since my injury years ago I have been doing my prescribed stretches x2 daily.
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