Chronic Bronchitis Diseases - Why and How I Quit Smoking
Don't remember the day I started smoking, but I do remember why. My husband smoked. When we kissed, he tasted like a full ashtray smells. I started smoking so that that wouldn't bother me so much, but I knew better. .
- After smoking for five years, I thought I was doomed to be a lifetime smoker just like my parents.
- Then something frightening happened.
- I fell asleep in my chair with a lit cigarette in my hand.
- Unlike many others who died after they went to sleep with a burning cigarette, I was fortunate.
- I wasn't hurt.
- Not physically, anyway.
- Ignorance is bliss, is it?
- Isn't it better to learn more than not to know about something like Bronchitis.
- So we have produced this article so that you can learn more about it!
Was TerrifiedIf I had not wakened from the smell of burning fabric, I might have died, or at least been badly burned. The new skirt I was wearing had eight holes burned through it. The folds of fabric had protected my skin until I awoke. When I realized that I had risked my life, and ruined a brand new skirt, anger replaced the terror I felt--anger at myself. A rolling stone gathers no moss. So if I just go on writing, and you don't understand, then it is of no use of me writing about Chronic Bronchitis! Whatever written should be understandable by the reader. .
Nicotine Stained Fingers, Face, and Teeth are Just the BeginningBesides the offensive smell, there is the layer of nicotine that stains everything in the smoker's home:, furniture, walls, carpets, everything. On several different occasions, both my parents were extremely sick with illnesses directly attributable to smoking, eventually culminating in lung cancer for my dad. Cigarettes were so important to them, that they budgeted the smokes in with groceries. If money was tight, we ate beans and potatoes, but they never did without cigarettes. I promised myself in my teens that I would never smoke. I broke that promise sometime in the summer of 1981. .
Learning to Smoke Was Difficult for MeI had so many reasons not to, that I really had to push to get it done. After years and years of second hand smoke exposure, my health began to deteriorate immediately. By the end of the first year, I had chronic bronchitis. Cigarettes became a crutch. If life was stressful, I smoked. If I was ill, I smoked. If everything was great, I smoked. My habit was so bad, I couldn't drive down the street or cook a meal without smoking. The first thing I did in the morning was light a cigarette. The last thing I did at night was put one out.
All Through High School, P.EAnd health teachers preached the deleterious effects of tobacco smoke on the body. Television, newspapers, magazines, doctors, and the Surgeon General all reported that cigarette smoking caused cancer, emphysema, and many other health problems. I didn't need to hear or read their stories. Both my parents have smoked since their teens. I saw firsthand what smoking does to the smoker. It is with much interest that we got about to write on Chronic Bronchitis. So we do hope that you too read this article with the same, if not more interest!
- After gathering all the cigarettes I had, I went to the kitchen and carefully destroyed each one, then dropped it into the trash can.
- By evening I was suffering, but I refused to buy more.
- Later, I learned my brother-in-law had just quit smoking.
- He told me to buy salted, roasted sunflower seeds in the shell.
- Writing is something that has to be done when one is in the mood to write.
- So when we got in the mood to write about Bronchitis, nothing could stop us from writing!
"Eucalyptus salt off and spit out the seeds," he said. "Salt cuts the craving for nicotine." It worked. For six weeks, I carried sunflower seeds around with me. Anytime I started to crave a cigarette, I popped four or five sunflower seeds in my mouth. The times I felt foolish for constantly having sunflower seeds in my mouth, I would just remember the new skirt I had thrown away. Don't misunderstand. Quitting cigarettes was the hardest thing I ever did, but I was more determined than I had ever been. We were actually wondering how to get about to writing about Chronic Bronchitis. However once we started writing, the words just seemed to flow continuously!