I have tried and tried to quit smoking!

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I have tried and tried to quit smoking, but I just have been unable to do it; the most I have made it is 5 weeks. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? They would be appreciated!


I do know from everything I have read that smoking is really bad for scleroderma  and if I were to need a lung transplant they would not even consider it if I were smoking, so please help.  


    Thanks, quiltfairy 

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Hi Quiltfairy,


You're absolutely right that smoking affects both the course and the outcome of rheumatic diseases and if you can possibly manage to quit it would improve your general health as well. Easier said than done, though! ;)


Thankfully, I've never smoked and as a result the damage to my lungs through Scleroderma was not as bad as it could have been. However, it's easy to be sanctimonious and I do realise how difficult it is to stop. I've found another thread on the subject of stopping smoking, which I hope you'll find interesting and helpful.


I'm sure that we will have other members who can give you lots of helpful advice!


Kind regards,

Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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