|I'm curious as to why the quit smoking post was removed? Was it because of the person's wbsite or because quitting smoking belongs in the lifestyle section of the forums?
That's really a bummer. I wrote a lot of information that might help someone quit smoking in my response to that post.
Quitting smoking should be in the addiction and recovery section or in the mental health section along with all the other drug addictions.
Having it under lifestyle along with fitness and cosmetic surgery really trivializes smoking.
Smoking is an addiction just like other drugs.
It is even more destructive than all other addictions in the U.S.
400,000 smokers die every year from smoking in the U.S.
That is more than all the drug and alcohol overdoses. Drunk driving deaths. Gun related deaths. Homicides. Suicide and Car accident deaths and combined.
I know that other drugs and alcohol can ruin people's lives, but so can smoking. Just because a smoker doesn't reach rock bottom the same way other drug users do, doesn't mean that they don't reach rock bottom. It is just that when a smoker reaches rock bottom it is usually too late.
But I have seen people have arms and legs amputated because of smoking and still continue to smoke. My grandfather had lung cancer and smoked up unitl about three days before he died and only because he was too weak. My grandmother is on oxygen and still smokes. She takes off the mask so she can suffocate hersefl even more by inhalinh cigarettes smoke. My stepdad had heart surgery. Almost all his heart valves were clogged from smoking and he still continues to smoke.
Quitting smoking deserves to be in this section. Not in a section with Yoga and such.
Especially since smoking is tied to depression and linked to schizoprenia and those to topics are in this section.
Sorry, just venting out loud.
I quit drinking but waited untilI had a year sobriety to quit smoking as I didnt want to stress myself enough to drink again. I tried to quit smoking and failed until I discovered e-cigs andhavent smoked since try it it really worked for me, let me know how you do