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[QUOTE=SHARON1952;3443705]i have smoked for 42 years is there anyone else who smoked that long and quit felt any better for stoping i was just wondering if i am doing the right thing i am stopped but have a realy bad cough and gunk coming up could anyone tell me of any experience of stoping some people say it can be worse for your health to stop after such a long time so i am a bit confused about this[/QUOTE]

I'm now smoke free for 4 1/2 months I smoked for 35 years starting at age 13. I smoked between 1 and 2 packs a day during that time. I honestly can't tell you I feel like a new person since I've quit. There are times when I actually felt worse some of this is just side effects of nicotine withdrawl and will eventually go away. It's also possible that smoking sometimes masks other existing problems and once you quit they could become noticable. Regardless of how you feel health benifits begin within hours of smoking that last cigarette.


[QUOTE]............i am stopped but have a realy bad cough and gunk coming up................[/QUOTE]

Personally I never experience this yet. But it is not uncommon and is part of the detox process. This is the body’s way to clear smoke-related mucus and phlegm. This is only temporary. Don't you think it's better to be out rather than in the lungs.


[QUOTE]....some people say it can be worse for your health to stop after such a long time so i am a bit confused about this.....[/QUOTE]

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, statistics show the people who benefit the most from stopping smoking are older people who’ve smoked their whole lives. According to research published in the journal Tobacco Control, the majority of lives saved due to more widespread use of smoking cessation programs would be among older smokers, particularly those in the 45-60 age group, because that’s the age when smoking-related diseases really start catching up with people.

It's never to late to benifit. Those who have suffered heart attacks and strokes greatly reduce their risk of another heart attack or stroke by stopping. If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, quitting smoking is the only way to stop the progression of the disease. Even people with lung cancer improve their chances of recovery.

[COLOR="black"]The short answer is it's never to late to quit!!!!!!!!![/COLOR]





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