You know your pulmonary Dr has told you all the damage you are doing to your lungs smoking with COPD . He has told you at the age of 58 your lungs are like an 80yr old. He reminded you how many relatives you have lost and that if you continue you won’t live long enough to enjoy your loved one’s who are still growing and your grandchildren who need me. But you still continue to dismiss all this advice because the addiction to nicotine has you believing it calms you when stressed it comforts you when your upset but you forget it also is killing you. You are ignoring all the warning signs even while using your nebulizer and inhaler you still continue to dismiss these warnings that your life expectancy is shortened the longer you continue to smoke. You have tried different methods of quitting the nicotine habit and failed, you use the excuse if you quit now it doesn’t matter because the damage will never heal it self; you always have an excuse even when you break the promises to quit.
Dear Me try again, be stronger, ask for help, don’t be afraid to fail and have to try again; it can work for you, it can give you a better quality of life left to live.
Dear Me I don’t want to die.
The New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline is dedicated to helping people quit tobacco when they are ready. 1-800-QUIT-NOW. We offer free counseling over the telephone, free nicotine patches to those who qualify, while supplies last and can mail information to anyone who requests materials. Text QUITNOW to 22122 and a counselor will call you back. Sign up for quit tips, text TIPS to 22122. Message and data rates may apply. Dear Me New Hampshire is for anyone who wants to write a letter to themselves with the reasons they want to quit tobacco. Anyone can quit tobacco when they are ready. Try to stop. We can help.
The Helpline is funded through the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Dedicated to: preventing initiation of tobacco use among young people, eliminating non-smokers' exposure to second and thirdhand smoke, promoting tobacco cessation among adults and young people, identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities. TPCP is solely funded by the CDC/Office on Smoking and Health.
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