Mike H I was a smoker for over twenty years while in the Navy of all places. I have been smoke free now for over 8 years. now i just need to get back into shape.
Tobacco-related diseases are some of the biggest killers in the world today and are cited as one of the biggest causes of premature death in industrialized countries. In US about 500,000 deaths per year are attributed to smoking-related diseases Male and female smokers lose an average of 13.2 and 14.5 years of life, respectively.Smoking one cigarette a day results in a risk of heart disease that is halfway between that of a smoker and a non-smoker. Among the diseases that can be caused by smoking are vascular stenosis, lung cancer, heart attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Say No To Smoking! Challenge rules
- No smoking all over the life.
- Encourage people not ot smoke!
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“I was a smoker for many years...... and on 1st Feb 2014 I quit... now almost 4 months cigarette free and feeling great..... other than the weight i've put on over winter and with not smoking, but they I can get rid of that :-)”
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Elizabeth F I actually have been a non smoker now since 1997 and had to give it up cold turkey for my health. I can say it was a battle in the beginning but as time past it got easier and yeah the weight gain happened, and didn't want anyone around me to smoke. I now don't care if my friends or family smoke around me. I just ask that they don't smoke a full train around me cuz it does get to me. Plus what has happen to my mother who is now a full COPD patient I am glad I went cold turkey back then. Good luck to all that is trying or is stopping. It is a struggle, but if you set your mind to it "IT WILL GET BETTER"
Denise S After watching my Dad for of lung cancer smoking is not going to be a part of my life. Haven't smoked and won't.
Louise H Gave up 7 years ago. Never will I go near one again. Can't understand why I did it in the first place!! :)
Esmeralda S I quit smoking 5 years ago and feels great! The smell of cigs makes me physically sick over the last few years. I know I won't be smoking ever again. Stronger than ever.
Vanessa S Oct 28 was one month! Feeling strong. This isn't my first rodeo, after 15 years of smoking I did quit for six years, only to start up again in 2011. Now I know not to let my guard down. Stay strong !
Amelia M I have never willingly smoked, but my dad is a smoker, so through that i have been exposed to secondhand smoke, but i NEVER want to smoke, and I do not promote it, I just hope my dad's habit has not affected my health too badly.
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Amy M Because I am a massive wuss I have bought an e cig. This hs helped a lot! I am still having the odd cigarette but no where near my usual 20 a day habit! Will be trying to get my self to no cigs and then no e cig!
Jay J I'm a non-smoker, always have been... here giving my support to all the "quitters". keep up the good work!
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!