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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 12:20 AM
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I thought that the risk would be much higher
I haven't had a smoke in 2 months now. I'm 60 and have smoked for 40 years.

went to
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/12463.cfm

and clicked on the "Use the Lung Cancer Risk Assessment Tool Online"

said my chances of croaking from lung cancer is now about 7%.
I was sure it'd be 50 or 60%

Was easy to stop this time. every time I smoked one it felt like some one was kicking me in the chest. No smokes, no pain. Saw my doctor a month ago, scared to death it was too late and she said my lungs and heart are fine. Feel great.
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:12 AM
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1. Cancer isn't the only worry
I smoked for almost 20 years and quit. I am glad to hear that you and I both stopped in time.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-06-10 10:44 PM
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2. That's really good to hear!
Thanks for that encouragement. Thought I'd come to the end of my life wearing an oxygen tank for my COPD, with a cig hanging out of my mouth!!I'm almost two weeks into ridding my body of this poison I used to enjoy!
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:42 PM
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3. I'm still hooked on the gum
I have cut back from the 4mg pieces to just biting off half of a 2mg piece. Doc said not to worry about the gum. My GF smokes and a few days ago I took a drag off of one of hers and about died coughing from one toke. I'm done with the smoke.
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