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    An_251087 posted:
    I quit smoking after 45 years. I didn't want to, plan to, or have to. It just happened. I was very ill with bacterial infection and hospitalized. I have type1 diabetes and Crohn's disease. After being given antibiotics, steroids, pain meducation, Reglan, and other medications in the hospital, I felt close to death. I was released with no medications. I went through horrible withdrawal for several days from the meds, not realizing that part of that was from nicotine also. When I tried to smoke, I became so sick at my stomach. I finally realized that I had gone through the bad part and simply did not smoke again. No more urges or side effects. The habit of when I smoked is more obvious to me, so I manage to consciously do other things after meal, with coffee, at work, etc. it is simply amazing to me the difference in how I feel, smell, taste, look....unreal! Just because I quit after all those years does not mean anyone can. I was simply blessed. I have no other explanation.
    Ohiogurl responded:
    Congrats!! I am 31 and have been smoking for 13 years i want to stop sooo bad, hubby and i have set a quit date for April 1st!!
    Jonathan Foulds, PhD responded:
    It is so great that you had the wisdom to keep it going after your unpleasant hospital stay. I hope your story inspires others who have a hospital stay and are therefore forced to quit, to do the same and stay off cigarettes after they are discharged.

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