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    G’day NOPE starts this day C
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    Abby, so sorry that you're having to deal with this. Being this is caused from an autoimmune disease, are they able to stop any of this? Thanks for the wise words and the great reminder.
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    NOPE - I don't smoke anymore.
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    I'm not smoking for today
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    I too am glad you are going to see a pulmonologist, hopefully the doctor will be able to help you and find some answers. I too have felt how bad my lungs have been damaged and it can be a roller coaster of a ride but my doctor has been helping me. Good luck and keep us posted!!!!!
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    Yeah well I though thought that women in Australia were meant to "blow" not "glow".....
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    I'm late to the party but I can feel my tears coming on for how you felt. Sneaky bas**rd craves. But please please know, if you just shoot them down one by one they do go away and with each win, your mindset raises a little higher, your pride feels a little stronger and before you know where you are a solid quit is carrying you through. I absolutely promise this!!
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    Not breathing or struggling too is a horrible feeling. After smoking close to 40 years it’s a wonder I can breathe at all. Our bodies must be tougher than we give it credit for. I hope they get you taken care of sooner than later. I just didn’t think it made any sense that you could quit smoking and breathe worse than what did while smoking. I think that is one reason it’s been somewhat difficult for me of late. Best wishes Abby.
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    I know how it feels to not be able to breathe Abby. Some of what you are going through could be your lungs cleaning out all the gunk from smoking. I remember when I first quit that my breathing got worse than when I smoked. So much so that I thought, why did I even quit! I do have asthma too though and it seemed quitting made it worse But my pulmonologist told me that my lungs were actually starting to repair themselves. Hopefully your pulmonologist will be able to assure you that's the case for you too and also give you something to help with your breathing.
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    I couldn't stay long and really enjoy my sandwich. I heard thunder and thought: I better run, I better take cover.
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    I too went through early menopause right after I got my tubes tied at 39 or 40. I do though on occasion get hot flashes at night but not sure that it has anything to do with quitting or menopause. Just a body regulating itself?
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    Opah, not a good bye, So Long.. Nope to yourself and keep your great quit going. Whispers
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    YES!!!! Feels great. Hardly have smoking thoughts anymore unless I see someone smoking. Then I have a moment of nostalgia but quickly remember that I am NOPE. Thanks all!
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    A New Day D.!!!!! We quit one day at a time .....stay quit for the next 24 hours ....Don't forget to post your NOPE !!!!...that promise to yourself ,can be very powerful... Well done ...we are all proud of you .....
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    Abby, I wish I had something insightful or at least helpful to add to the conversation. That not being an option, I send you my best wishes and hope you're doing better soon. Take care.
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    LATE NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    That would have been luv at first sight (or bite) for me, Boo, was it for you ?
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    Oh Opah. I truly will miss you post. You definitely make me smile. Can't you keep in touch with your cell phone? If not, maybe you could visit your local library, once a week, to keep in touch. Definitely keep that great quit going. I am praying for this to start looking up for you.
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    I'll be fine....Dave might be in for some rough weather.
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    Congratulations @Marti for being 5 years smoke free! Well done Marti and thank you for still popping in from time to time to offer your support and humor and for all your wonderful contributions to our vocabulary. Half a decade, so make sure your do something special to celebrate.
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    You likely won't get the chance to open that door in a civilized manner.
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    Help me to remember your towns.
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    Hope you stay quit through your transition. I'm sure you will find a way to reconnect to this support group.
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    I'm sorry to hear this, Abby. Hopefully the pulmonologist will be able to provide some help. Please keep us informed. We all care about you.
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    What? No farmer's walk today?
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    Took yesterday off. Did a really basic 5x5 workout this morning: Deadlifts, Overhead Press, and Bench Press. Added some sled pushing and pulling to the workout. Did some box jumps and finished up with steady-state work on the rower.
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    I have heard that song a million times but never realized it had a vegemite sandwich in it. Ahhh..me too...I'm sorta getting it now !!!!
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    @notsmokinjo sorry off for my annual vacay to Dallas, hence couldn't login 3 Missed you all on the Train.
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    Well now you have Trevor ! Cyclone Trevor Stay safe all our beautiful nicotine free creatures down under @Cbdave, @notsmokinjo
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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8663975/vaping-epidemic-teenage-girls-risk/?utm_campaign=sunmaintwitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1552926863 VAPE NO WAY Vaping ‘epidemic’ putting teenage girls at risk of breast cancer, leading doc warns The number of kids who have tried vaping has doubled in just four years - who knows what the future ramifications will be By Miranda Larbi, Digital Health & Fitness Reporter 18th March 2019, 4:08 pm Updated: 18th March 2019, 5:40 pm Teenage girls who vape may be dramatically raising the risk of developing breast cancer in later life, an expert has warned. Top breast cancer surgeon Professor Kefah Mokbel believes that the epidemic of teen vaping could lead to hoards of young women developing the disease. AP:Associated Press 2 A breast cancer expert warns that we could see a vaping-led boom in breast cancer cases Toxic substances in the vapours have been linked to breast cancer particularly those who have been exposed to them in their teens. That's why Professor Mokbel has written to health and education officials, pleading them to issue new guidance for potential dangers of e-cigs. He has said it would be “unforgivable” to do nothing - particularly as the number of kids who have tried vaping has doubled in just four years. Teenage girls are most at risk In a letter to ministers published by the Mail on Sunday, Professor Mokbel wrote: “I believe vaping is very likely to increase the long-term risk of cancer. “I fear a grave, unintended consequence of promoting vaping as a safer alternative to smoking has been large numbers of school-age children taking it up. “What too few people realise is that e-cigarette vapours not only contain addictive nicotine, they also contain numerous potentially toxic chemicals that may well increase lifetime risk of cancer. “It is particularly important adolescent females avoid exposure to these agents, as they can change the development of the breasts during puberty, raising the risk of breast cancer later in life." Vaping isn't harmless Public Health England has said consistently that e-cigarettes are around 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco. While Professor Mokbel doesn’t doubt that, he has pointed out that because they haven't been around long, we don’t really know what the long-term effects may be. He warned that there's evidence toxic substances in the vapours could result in tumours in later life. We don't have science to prove they're safe There's been no big study yet to confirm the link between e-cig usage and breast cancer but the prof doesn't believe that means there isn't one. Professor Mokbel, who has written more than 200 academic papers and 14 books on breast cancer, said that too few people realise “e-cigarette vapours not only contain addictive nicotine they also contain numerous potentially toxic chemicals that may well increase lifetime risk of cancer”. Reuters 2 Some e-cig flavours seem to be marketed towards younger people and teens Some of these include hormone-disrupting chemicals which can mimic sex hormones such as oestrogen. The letter comes after a number of studies have been published on the very real health dangers of vaping. Back in January, experts warned that e-cigarette users are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke, while earlier this month, we revealed that e-cigs make you twice as likely to suffer from wheezing - as well as increasing the risk of heart attack and depression. A Public Health England report shows 15.9 per cent of 11 to 18-year-olds had either tried e-cigs or were users last year. [article-rail-topic titlhormone-disrupting term_id="6450" posts_number="12" /] It compares with 8.1 per cent in 2014. Critic Professor Martin McKee, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said back in February that increased teen use raises “significant concerns”. He said: “While the number of adolescents currently using e-cigarettes is still considerably lower in the UK than in the USA, it must surely be concerning that the rates are increasing so rapidly.”
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    Quote taken from The Harmful Effects of Nicotine "Nicotine poses several health hazards. There is an increased risk of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal disorders. There is decreased immune response and it also poses ill impacts on the reproductive health. It affects the cell proliferation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, DNA mutation by various mechanisms which leads to cancer. It also affects the tumor proliferation and metastasis and causes resistance to chemo and radio therapeutic agents."
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    Gday the NZ navy was the last to have it. I’ve had a rum issue on a NZ ship must be 28 years ago. They put 60 mils of rum in your cup and you’ve got to down it in one go in front of the issuing officer. You dare not breath for a while till the fumes dissipate in your throat. It’s bad form to cough and splutter with your issue!
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    Congratulations on five years Marti!
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    Congratulations on your five year anniversary Marti!
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    Marti ! Happy Five Years of Freedom, doll ! You have changed your life for the better in so many ways and it has been a pleasure to be on the QTrain with you. Please don't forget to celebrate !
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    Yaaaa !!!!...huge Congratulations Marti.... It's been fun travelling the train with you ....I've learnt a whole new language..... Celebrate in style ...
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