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Author Topic: mom is off cigarettes but now onto e-cigarettes. what do i do? please help!  (Read 3822 times)

Offline morgansky

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my mother has nonsmall cell lung cancer and she has resorted to using ecigarettes instead of smoking real cigarettes. we have been trying to get her to quit all together but she wont listen and she wont ask her doctor about them. does anyone know if shes ruining her chances of getting better??

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hi morgan - sorry to here about your mom. i actually went down a similar path with my mother. its definitely good that shes gotten off of real cigarettes, but smoking e-cigarettes could potentially be harmful to her. little is known about ecigarettes and the longterm effects associated with them, so it would really benefit your mother to stop smoking them. if possible, i suggest you go with your mother on her next drs appt to see if you can get her oncologist to address the potentially harmful effects of smoking e-cigarettes. while this may be difficult, it is important for you to do everything you can to keep your mom here longer.

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Hi Morgan, I just wanted to check in to see how to progress is going with your mother?  I know it is hard to help someone who doesn't want the help, especially with cigarettes. I had a family member try to quit smoking and it was a troubling process. I hope everything is well!

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Hey Maddie, my mom has since quit smoking! It took a lot of persistance and time, but she finally did it. I htink the doctor finally convinced her it was in no ones best interest that she continues. Thanks for checkingin.

Offline Maddie459

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That is so great to hear! Please let us know if you have any other questions, and keep us updated.

Offline debbie_mw

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I'm in a similar situation with my father who was diagnosed. He claims he stopped smoking but we can all smell it on him.
Any tips you can give on how your mom did it? or how the doctor was about to get through to her?

Offline morgansky

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Well step 1 We reallllllly had to keep her busy. I think most of it was within her though, she decided it was time. She tried other things like the gum and patch, but they were not good enough. It was more of a mental switch that went off and motivated her. Maybe it was the amount of care we showed her?

 


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