I am a former smoker. I indulged for decades, honestly, I don't know how many years. It was a STRUGGLE to make it over the hump. But I did!
The reasons for not smoking........oh my. First, the stink. And I mean stink. I had no clue how rank a smoker smells, let alone the air where they live to include furniture, walls, all household possesions and clothing.
I so sorely regret smoking with kids! Oh my! I grew up in a smoking household, and never knew what "fresh air" or a fresh air home was. In addition, the smell of a smoker is truly nausous to others, and I feel for my patients in that regard.
I can BREATHE, as in take a looooooooong, slooooooow, deeeeeeeeeep breath now. Even though I didn't have the smokers cough really. I do have asthma though, and as others said, I don't get bronchitis any more at all.
I feel so Great knowing I am a good role model for my family. All my kids took up the habit too, marrying smokers themselves. Well, since I've quit, all but one of my sons is now smoking and he is working at getting off once and for all. Now I will tell you, that is a GREAT feeling. My grandson, has never been around cig smoke
How awesome is that?!
I KNEW I didn't want to be sick or debilitated in my mid to later years. I want to continue loving and enjoying life and being Active.