Just out of curiosity, I wondered if any of you nurses, particularly those in Med-surg, theatre, had noticed improvement in former smoking patients who had quit the habit. For example, people who were smoking at time of earlier illnesses had come in after quitting and seemed to recover more quickly. Maybe the patients who smoked who used to come in constantly and are now not been seen as often would qualify. Does anyone know if there are statistics available on this?
I smoked for roughly 40 years and have given it up three times, once for 4 years -Hypnontism, but then my husband got diagnosis of terminal illness, (not cancer) once for 6 months on zyban and now fifteen days with Champix .. maybe I just want too know if there is a good reason for giving up a habit I so dearly loved. Mind you, the best and most positive support came from the chin wag discussion board on ebay.com.au. "I want to give up smoking". Fantastic source and the ticker which marks off the time you have not smoked was a real incentive. I have got to credit this site for its help.
It's not a trick question. I am just curious. Everyone said each time. "Your health will be better and your energy will increase. I am still waiting. My wallet certainly notices though. Hope you can help.
Apr 3, '08
by Tweety, BSN
Maybe you won't necessarily notice a whole lot of difference. However, 10 or 20 years from now you won't be on oxygen gasping for air doing simple things like crawling out of bed in the morning, eating or going to the bathroom. Perhaps you're only benefit right now is preventative.
Some people would say "your addiction is trying to talk you into smoking". So shake that monkey off your back.
Last edit by Tweety on Apr 3, '08