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Posted on 08/07/2019 11:43
It is true that it isn't just smokers who can contract COPD. However, did you smoke before developing COPD? Did you stop smoking immediately or do you still smoke?
Please share :)
Beginning of the discussion - 08/07/2019Did you smoke prior to contracting COPD? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/copd/living-with-copd/did-you-smoke-prior-to-contracting-copd-2886
Posted on 08/07/2019 11:56
How about you, did you smoke? Was it difficult to stop?
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Posted on 08/07/2019 12:22
Yes I did smoke after I was diagnosed with COPD. Then I had Type 2 Respiratory Failure, I was so scared that I found it very easy to stop and have not smoked for over three years now.
Posted on 08/07/2019 12:25
Yes i smoked too much but stopped immediately and now managing my emphysema
Posted on 08/07/2019 12:46
I have never smoked and one Dr actually told me I couldn't have COPD because I have never smoked. The hospital thinks that it was a combination of working in the catering industry as a cook when I was younger and the fact that I have chronic brittle asthma. My COPD is bronchial which is one of the types of asthma I have.
Posted on 09/07/2019 17:24
Yes Josephine,I did smoke and then went on roll ups I rolled them so thin looked like matchsticks lol.But I gave up just over 20 years now,can not stand the smell of cigerettes now,my husband he smokes roll ups ,but in the garden,but I sometimes the smoke comes into the kitchin,burns my chest,But I can not say nothink,if I do it's a row,so I keep quite,🙁
Posted on 09/07/2019 18:09
@johno51 @Buckle @JazzyC @happyhippygirl Bravo on giving up, or never starting at all :)
Posted on 15/07/2019 14:27
Smoked for 48 years gave up 10 years ago as throat problems. Now 68 and although still suffer throat and lung problem s feel it would have been worsehad I continued to smoke
Posted on 21/07/2019 14:33
No I haven't smoked before or after being diagnosed with copd.but I have worked in factory's over 45 years producing biscuits and cereals and in 70s early 80s the amount of flour and sugar dust in the air was a health risk.no health and safety laws in those days.like dust masks and filters etc.I put this down to my copd
Posted on 06/08/2019 23:54
Yes I was smoking when I was first diagnosed with COPD, and although I have stopped a few times, am currently still smoking. I am trying so hard to stop, but other health problems impact on my Physical and Mental Health. I feel it is a vicious circle, I feel guilty because I know smoking is aggravating my COPD, which then affects my mental health and other physical problems, which makes it even more difficult to give up smoking. Tried everything over the years, even hypnosis, tablets, patches, willpower. I know that to succeed I have got to want to give it up myself, which doesn't help when I get nagged and pestered by family and friends.