Location Select your location

LUNG FORCE
 
  • Share this page:

LUNG FORCE Heroes

Patricia M

I smoked for 46 of my 67 years of life. My husband, Chucky, begged me quit cigarettes but I would not. I WANTED TO STOP WHEN I WANTED TOO. I did try several times when Chucky was alive but it did not work. After Chucky's death I tried at least ten times to quit cold turkey. My niece told me if I got through six weeks, I had it made. I thought I did too, but then something made me angry and I went back to smoking. That was in 2010. I continued to smoke two packs a day. I have COPD, asthma and can barely breathe. One would think I would stop. I was in the hospital more than at work or home.

I finally stopped in June 2015 cold turkey. It is now October 2015 and I have no desire to go back to smoking because it is no longer cute to have a cigarette hanging out my mouth. I can breath a lot better now, although I have to use oxygen if necessary. My clothes do not have that smoke odor and I can taste my food.

  Share this story:
 
Tell your story View all stories Donate

American Lung Association is solely responsible for content.

Hero stories are the point of view of the Hero and not necessarily the American Lung Association. The Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility or treatment.

Support for Share Your Voice provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

About LUNG FORCE

Donate to LUNG FORCE

Get Involved

LUNG FORCE Heroes

Events Near Me

Lung Health Barometer

Media

Sponsors & Supporters

Shop LUNG FORCE

Sign up for updates

Get the latest news and information on the fight against lung cancer and for lung health.

Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

What is LUNG FORCE?

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.