“(but not ex)”
Good to know that I should be smarter now.
Edit: Less cognitively impaired anyway. Smarter may not be the right word.
I’ve never smoked, but still worry about the increased risk of dementia that we have… It’s not the whole reason- but it is a part reason why I do the tests I do ,including things like Slobrain.
When i was vaping i couldnt get anything done. It caused like instant nausea and body heaviness and tingling. Id have to lay down everytime i vaped and as soon as i felt good enough to get up without feeling sick id go right back to the vape and repeat the same process. My life is so much better without nicotine.
Just as some reassurance: Just considering your age and the high level of mental acuity that you still seem to have, I would suspect that you are one of the ones that will probably live your whole life out without it. Just my opinion.
I worry about that too, especially because dementia runs in my family as does sz
I dont smoke though
I’m a terrible worry wart. As far as I know there’s no history of dementia in my family. In that reaction speed/standard deviation test I posted, where most people are at least 2.5 decades younger than me , I stack up very well.
My uncle, who had schizophrenia, used to smoke a lot. Probably to ease the effects of the drugs.
High premorbid iq and higher income in ex smokers then never-smokers that random. Also isn’t nicotine improving cognition one of the theories behind the high incidence of smoking in sz
Very interesting, i just stopped taking “snus” tobacco pouches - it’s the strongest way to ingest nicotine and i have got a hell of a craving right now.
I chew tobacco so i guess im good. The counselor told me today that im doing incredibly well for someone who has schizophrenia
Maybe someday i will be able to to say the same thing. I smoke cigarettes.
I’m coming up on 15 years as an ex smoker
@Bowens does this mean you quit for good?
As far as I can tell. It’s been a little over a month. I have had 3 cigarettes in that time, I think. And those cigarettes were weeks ago…
Awesome! Keep going. It only gets easier. Eventually you won’t even think about it anymore.