Me and my husband both smoked about 2 packs each every day. He has smoked since he was 11 years old, now 48. I have been smoking for 10 years. February 26, 2009 we woke up and within minutes my husband started feeling flushed, back pain, chest pain, and his left arm was killing him. We couldn't imagine what it was. He told me I needed to take him to the hospital. On the way to the hospital we both had a cigarette. When we got to the emergency room we were told that he was having a heart attack and would have to be airflighted to a bigger hospital. The Doctor told us that one of his valves had 99% blockage and the other 2 were 50% blocked. They opened up the valve with 99% blockage, put a stint in, and told my husband that he could never ever have even one cigarette or he might die.
That was it for us. February 26, 2009 we both smoked our last cigarette. My husband came home from the hospital two days later and sat our four children down and apologized to them. They had all lectured him on why he should not smoke. His reply to them in the past was "Hey, living will kill you."
We are so happy and breath so much better! Thats how we stopped smoking!!!!