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Old 09-09-2011, 02:23   #1
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How bad is smoking for a diabetic to at least smoke 4 to 5 times a day????????or at all???

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I think having diabetes puts you at risk for all sorts of complications including heart disease, strokes, and blood vessel disease. Smoking just increases your risk so most doctors would recommend you stop for your overall health.

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I agree with jwags - smoking at all increases the risk in an already high-risk condition.




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I agree with Shanny and jwags.. smoking is bad..having diabetes only heightens the possibility of complications.

I am a smoker and I know I need to stop.. but let me tell you its a frustrating experience.. I heard alot of good things about Chantix and asked my dr about it. She wrote the prescription but my insurance wouldn't cover it and I cant afford it on my own.

It makes no sense to me why an insurance company wouldn't cover something that would in the long run reduce their costs?? Then again there isnt alot about why insurance companies sometimes do the things they do.

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I quit using Champix but it is a 2 sided medicine. On the one hand it completely and utterly works - I have been a smoker for 25+ years and was one of the heinous types that lit up before even getting up. I have tried to give up using cold turkey (no chance - no willpower), nicotine replacement (bad heartburn stopped that), hypnotherapy (worked for 3 weeks but wore off and I could not find a good therapist near to home). I had all but given up hope. Shortly before my dx I talked my husband into trying with me and we both tried the Champix (different name same drug) with total success. That said, you have to follow the instructions to the T. I tried to come off it early and was climbing the walls with a day or two.. I went straight back on it.
The downside is a pretty major one though, it has been clinically proven to have side effects causing major depression in some. To the extent that suicide has been mentioned. I am glad I did not know that at the time, I am also glad that I had made a start before I got the big diagnosis. My last cigarette was on the 16th January 2011. I do get cravings but these days I am capable of making an informed decision about them!!

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How bad is it to inhale toxic fumes 4 to 5 times a day. It is a death sentance.

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I have a relative that thinks because they don't smoke cigarettes - but instead chews tobacco - that it is safer. I can't say one way or another because I don't do either. I know it is a very hard habit to break. I lost an Aunt who quit both before and during having open heart sugery and the recovery period. As soon as her stitches were healed - she lit up again and continued to do so until the day she died.

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I also smoke, probably about 6-8 a day and I know I have to quit and not just for me. I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old, it is for them. I have diabetes so I need to control everything I can to make sure I see them graduate, get married, everything. Smoking is one of the only things you can control that is health related. I do have a date set, Friday night is my last night.

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I used to smoke between 8 and 20 cigarettes a day (normally around 14-15), and while I'd like to say that my subsequent hear attack convinced me to quit right there and then, that's not quite the truth. What convinced me to quit was a pamphlet I picked up to read out of sheer boredom during my 4-day recover period. In the pamphlet, they mentioned that smoking a pack of cigarettes a day was the equivalent of carrying around an extra 40kg (80lbs) of weight each day. Now, that in and of itself, would still never have convinced me to quit without my forced hospital confinement over 4 days. For many smokers, the addiction is so great that it overpowers any force of willpower one might try to muster, just like 1970Clea stated.

It's so easy for non-smokers to spew out "advice" like Adjitater's (no offense meant) but does anyone really believe that smoker's are not aware of the repercussions of smoking? I hated smoking but nothing I tried worked and at that point, the last thing any smoker needs to hear is another person stating just how disgusting it is to smoke and how it will kill us.

Quitting takes an incredible amount of resolve and fortitude. If you think that smoking just a few per day is not too bad then you aren't ready to quit. You have to want to suit, have good reasons to quit and be prepared to live with the desire to smoke again every time you smell smoke.

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I used to smoke between 8 and 20 cigarettes a day (normally around 14-15), and while I'd like to say that my subsequent hear attack convinced me to quit right there and then, that's not quite the truth. What convinced me to quit was a pamphlet I picked up to read out of sheer boredom during my 4-day recover period. In the pamphlet, they mentioned that smoking a pack of cigarettes a day was the equivalent of carrying around an extra 40kg (80lbs) of weight each day. Now, that in and of itself, would still never have convinced me to quit without my forced hospital confinement over 4 days. For many smokers, the addiction is so great that it overpowers any force of willpower one might try to muster, just like 1970Clea stated.

It's so easy for non-smokers to spew out "advice" like Adjitater's (no offense meant) but does anyone really believe that smoker's are not aware of the repercussions of smoking? I hated smoking but nothing I tried worked and at that point, the last thing any smoker needs to hear is another person stating just how disgusting it is to smoke and how it will kill us.

Quitting takes an incredible amount of resolve and fortitude. If you think that smoking just a few per day is not too bad then you aren't ready to quit. You have to want to suit, have good reasons to quit and be prepared to live with the desire to smoke again every time you smell smoke.

Just my opinion.
The things I say abnout smoking I say with confidence as an ex-smoker not as a non smoker. When you want to quit it is easy, you just don't ever pick one up again. Having one or two a day just keeps the urge to have them alive.

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