The Atlanta smoking ban: welcome to fresh air!
A similar ban was enforced in England in 2007, so what's changed in 5 years?
- Barworkers now enjoy better respiratory health thanks to the reduction in second hand smoke
- There has been a 2.4% reduction in emergency admissions for heart attacks
- Many smokers who wanted to smoke before the ban found it easier to quit when the ban was enforced.
How has quitting helped Tribesports users?
Since I stopped smoking I have gone a bit exercise crazy! I always have been a keen runner, but now I can breathe properly I can finally live up to my potential. This year 10ks, half and full marathons, ultras!
I quit after 32 years of smoking. It's been close to 4 years now and I will never go back
I smoked for 17 years, the last five of that was 2 packs of menthol a day, with me smoking the second pack between 4 pm and 9 pm...I was bad,not only were my fingers stained yellow, but I had a yellow stain going up my cheek.....when my 3rd child was born 11 years ago, I decided I needed to be alive for her....so cold turkey it was....it was tough,but will power....I made goals, saying at 6 months I would get back into the dojo and competing....I knew if I faltered I would suffer,so I bullied through, now I am 11 years without a smoke...not a cheat puff, not a single inhale....want it bad enough and you'll get it
If you're trying to quit then find support in the No Smoking Tribe, take on advice and encouragement from those who have quit and find others going through the same experience as you.
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