Help my husband has not stopped smoking after 2 stents

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Sherry F
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/5/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
He has diabetes, high cholestrol, high blood pressure and heart disease.  He is 57 and in poor health.  I believe he feels that a pill will cure everything.  What am I to do?

Sergeant Bob
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 4/6/2007 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel so bad for you. Its a shame that people are enslaved by tobacco. I know I was till 2 years ago when I went into respiratory failure and spent a week on life support.

I have an Aunt who has emphysema and takes off her oxygen mask to smoke. My best friend had a heart attack at age 44, has 5 stents and is still smoking. He's tried a couple times and failed. His wife gives him no support at all. She still smokes and I guess cigarettes are more important to her than her husband.

Its a terrible addiction that controls people's lives and some would rather die than quit smoking. Its a decision he will have to make himself. If he does and succeeds it will be the best thing he has ever done for himself and he will wonder why he didn't do it 20 years ago.

If the does try to quit the nicotine patch works well. My friend tells me "its too expensive", but its not nearly as expensive as smoking.

I'm sorry I don't really have any good advice to offer and I've probably not made things any better.
I understand what you are going through and what he is going through.
Each day is a gift, make every one count.

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   Posted 4/8/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Sherry, Welcome to healing well forum, we are happy to have you join us here.  I am so sorry for your husbands poor health.  It is most important that he stops smoking ASAP as you well know as this is going to make everything 10 times worse.  You mentioned that he has the mind set that a pill will cure everything?  That is kinda funny for a guy!  But may be good in his case as there is something on the market that has proven to help people to stop smoking.  It is an antidepressant called Wellbutrin but it is given out often to help smokers stop and it does work.  So you may want to ask about it at this point in time he has nothing to lose by trying it.
Please do post again and let us know how it goes.  Take care

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